|HANDMADE GAME-BOARD -- DATED 1986|
I like graphic items that are funky and display individual creativity. For me, handmade gameboards usually characterize these attributes.
Gameboards have been around since ancient times. Some examples would be checker boards or Chinese checker boards. Individually made boards can be painted in any color, have designs other than the game design painted on the board, be of different sizes, be of any age, handmade and sometimes signed by the maker
|FUNKY PAINT COLORS ON ALL WOOD BOARD|
This particular board is dated along its wooden frame -- 1986. Not that old but still of the folk genre. It also has a faint name next to the date, M... Lam., difficult to make out. It has two game sides. One being checkers and the other a game I do not know. I guess I wasn't much of a board game player when I was young otherwise I would know.
This board is both folk art and a symbol of a folkway. Folkway, as the individual crafting of a gameboard is a socially established custom.
|CHECKER BOARD SIDE|
For folk appreciators -- its not the game that is important but the construction, colors, and spark exuded by the visual design that matters. No matter the age.