Awhale Game from Liberia
Liberia Awale shell game in a carved turtle. Popular shell game played throughout Central and West Africa. This is a beautifully carved turtle made of Yite wood and you remove the center part of the carapace to reveal the game board inside. Game pieces are made of palm seeds.This would be a great piece to have in your living room for when company comes over. A conversation piece first then break into the game. It is 27″ long and 9″ tall. It has a brownish black patina. The front left leg was broken in transit but repaired very nicely.