Bao Game

$ 90.00

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Bao game folds in half and is made out of 100% ebony wood from Tanzania.  Hand carved in Tanzania.

Bao is a traditional mancala board game played in most of East Africa.  It is most popular among the Swahili people of Tanzania and Kenya; the name itself "Bao" is the Swahili word for "board" or "board game".

In Zanzibar and Tanzania there are two versions of Bao. The main version, which is also the most complex and most appreciated, is called Bao la kiswahili ("Bao of the Swahili people"). The simplified version is called Bao la kujifunza ("Bao for beginners").

Dimensions:  Approximately 17" L x 5" W

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