DASHGUTI BOARDGAME - CLOTH
Traditional Dash Guti game board made of fabric by the hand-weavers of Solapur in
Dash-guti is a two-player abstract strategy board game from India, specifically from Central Provinces, United Provinces, Karwi Subdivision where it is called Kowwu Dunki which is the same name given to another similar game called Lau kata kati. The game is related to Draughts and even more so to Alquerque. Pieces are captured by hopping over them, and the board is composed of two triangle grids, and two line segments sticking out like antennas which is the only thing that differentiates it with Lau kata kati. Dash-guti is a Lau kata kati based board game. Like Lau kata kati, Dash-guti is also similar to the Butterfly (game) from Mozambique which suggest a historical connection between the two games.
This game has been beautified with Solapur hand weaving. This can be used as a wall art too.
Benefits: The game creates opportunity for interaction among the players. Young player learn to count and hone their strategizing and decision making skills. Children learn to plan their moves and learn to be patient as they wait to take their turns. Children learn to plan their moves and learn the concepts. The board game makes a great "executive desktop trinket" that can stimulate creativity, challenge the mind, or rattle the nerves!