A favourite game played from the dirt gardens in the kampong to the smooth tiled verandahs of the city known as GASING. In this game one or more competitors set off their tops by placing the spinnng top stick between the palms of the hands and moving the palms in opposite directions and releasing the stick at the optimum point. Off goes the top, hurtling into the arena where one version of the many games is to knock out or stop your opponents top. This requires a great deal of accuracy.
There are several versions of the spinning top in Timor including the wooden disk and bamboo style here to bamboo with a seed pod disk and solid wooden tops and occassionally fossil echinoids or criniods on a stick. Cool huh!.
12.5cm / 5″ tall.
45g / 1.6oz.
Because of the diameter of this treasure it must be sent as a parcel. You can put 2 or 3 items of similar weights into one parcel to maximize shipping.