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Evidence for Dhola

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1709
Type Artifact
Location Maldives
Date 1883-01-01 - 1883-12-31
Rules Four 3x8 rectangles, arranged in a cross. The outermost square in the central row of each arm is marked, as is the fourth square from the top in all three rows of each arm. Four pieces per player. Five cowry shells, used as dice. Played with up to four players.
Content "Dhola (Pachisi). Maldivce Islands, CLoth, men, and cowrie shells, weighted with lead, used as dice. The cloth is made of blue cotton with the squares embroidered in white thread, with the date in the middle, A.H. 1301 (1883 AD). Five cowries are used." Four sets of four pieces, cross- shaped board with the outer square marked in the central row of each arm and the fourth square from the top in each row of each arm. Culin 1898: 856, Pl. 30.
Confidence 100
Source Culin, S. 1898. Chess and Playing-Cards. Washington: Government Printing Office.

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