The string is handrolled jungle grass, the timber is teak that will continue to deepen to a dark brown with age and use.
9cm x 5cm dia.
3.7″ x 2″ dia.
Freight prices are subject to change.
Because of the diameter of this treasure it must be sent as a parcel. You can put another item of similar weight into the parcel (remember to allow for the box and packaging) to maximize shipping.
A favourite game played from the dirt tracks in the kampong to the smooth tiled verandahs of the city is gassing.
In the game two or more competitors set off their tops by placing the wooden tab on the string between the forefinger and middle finger and whipping the top away from themselves then pulling back the arm before the string completely unravels. Off goes the top hurtling into the arena, spinning on either its head or its tail.
One version of the many games is to knock out or stop your opponents top. This requires a great deal of accuracy. Another favourite is ‘Last Top Standing’. As with most spinning tops centrifugal force is the key.