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MEGASIZE SPINNING TOP XXXL 280mm/11 GASING Spintop Traditional Tribal Game Asia
Price: USD 350.00
Shipping Price: USD 64.60
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Posted: 17th Jun 15 Updated: 22nd Jun 15
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Borneoartifact item number: AT 01160
A MEGASIZE XXXXL Gasing/Spinning top/Spintop(280mm/11 in diameter!), carved from hardwood from Kalimantan Borneo.
Old collection from the 1970s, it remains in solid playable condition, in fact this Gasing too has hardly any wear and tear, hardly used.
Height(with stand): 39 cm /15.4 inches
Diameter: 28 cm / 11 inches
Thickest point of spintop: 10 cm / 3.9 inches
Weight: 2.2 kg / 4.8 lb
After packing: 3.5 kg / 7.7 lb
Gasing, a type of game whereby the gasing spinning at its axis, balancing itself on a tiny dot only.
It has been a traditional game for Borneo folks since centuries ago.A favorite pastime after the Farvesting season.
Winner is determined by the longest spinning period of the gasing.
In the heir days, gasing strings were made from Bebaru Tree.
Now nylon strings are more commonly seen.
Length of the rope depended on the player arm, the longer his arm, the longer the string is required, usually does not exceed 1 meter.
Coconut oil is used in lubricating the Gasings string.
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