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Vintage Wooden Pallanguli Board

The vintage collectible is a beautiful handcrafted vintage pallanguli board game with a simplistic and elegant design. The piece is over 70 years old and is sure to take you down the memory lane to your childhood when you must have played this traditional game.
Known as Pallanguli in Tamil, Alaguli Mane in Kannada, Picchala Peeta in Telugu, it is a traditional ancient Tamil mancala game played in South India especially Tamil Nadu . Later the games were spread to other places including Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala in India as well as, SriLanka and Malaysia. Variants are called as Ali guli mane (in Kannada), Vamana guntalu (in Telugu), and Kuzhipara (in Malayalam). The game is played by two players, with a wooden board that has fourteen pits in all (hence the name from the words fourteen pits (pathinaalam kuzhi). The pits contain cowry shells, seeds or small pebbles used as counters. There are several variations of the game depending on the number of shells each player starts with.            

Please note that vintage pieces may show some signs of wear and tear, owing to their age.

Dimensions: Length 31 cm Breadth 18 cm Height 9 cm

Weight: 1340 gms

Care instructions: Wipe the piece with a soft, dry cloth. Do not expose it to direct sunlight, dampness, heat or cold.