This unusual and uniquely designed nine men's morris board game is made of raku ceramic.
The board is about 20 cm x 20 cm, black and white, although each piece is made by hand so small differences are possible.
The figures are unusally shaped but it's very easy to handle them. The set also comes with a figures holder (~ 16 cm x 13 cm x 13 cm), making the atmoshpere ever more sophisticated around the game with this piece of art.
A perfect gift for lovers of board games!
If you have not heard of this game yet, but would love to try it, you can find the rules here: intuitashop.wordpress.com/2019/02/04/the-mystery-around-the-board-game-nine-mens-morris/
Raku generally refers to a type of low-firing process that was inspired by traditional Japanese raku firing. Western-style raku usually involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and placing it into containers with combustible materials. Once the materials ignite, the containers are closed. This produces an intense reduction atmosphere which affects the colors in glazes and clay bodies. The drastic thermal shock also produces cracking (known as crackling since it is deliberate). The original Japanese style of raku is an outgrowth from Buddhist influences in life and especially in the tea ceremony.