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African Mankala

June 20, 1984 – October 7, 1984

African Art Museum
950 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

Location: 2nd Floor, 318 A St., NE

27 sculptured gameboards and 11 related objects depict the vital visual forms of Africa's popular game, mankala. Each mankala board is examined for its stylistic, cultural, historical, and regional significance. Some boards and instructions are installed in a special area to allow visitors to play the game.