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SPINNING TOP 160mm/6.3 OLD GASING Large Spintop Traditional Toy Outdoor Game
Price: USD 295.00
Shipping Price: USD 49.00
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Posted: 14th May 15 Updated: 15th May 15
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Borneoartifact item number: AT 01157
A large Gasing/Spinning top/Spintop, carved from Billion / Ironwood(hardest wood in the world) from Kalimantan Borneo.
Old collection from the 1970s, it remains in solid playable condition, no doubt about that.
Diameter: 16 cm / 6.3 inches
Height(tip to tip): 11 cm / 4.3 inches
Weight: 1.6 kg / 3.5 lb
After packing: 2 kg / 4.4 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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