DAN GAMEBOARD (MANKALA) 2, Liberia



Photographs © Tim Hamill

DAN GAMEBOARDS (MANKALA) 2, 8"x29", $300, Liberia

Despite its appearance, this gameboard was probably made to be sold.

Dan gameboards range from everyday objects with monumental, simple forms to ornate pieces bringing status to the owner. Like their spoons and other objects, Dan gameboards usually have a head as part of the carving. They all show the creativity and power Africans put into functional objects.

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