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Game Piece (Ulumaika)

2006.44.3685 (RS171073)

Description

Hawaiian ulumaika, or game piece. Gray stone disc has a flat edge, convex top and bottom. The game of ulumaika was played on a prepared surface. The aim of the game was to throw or bowl the stone disc between two closely placed sticks without touching them.

Details

Maker
unknown
Location of origin
Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
stone (rock)
Object type
Game
Descriptive terms
game pieces (game elements)
Piece, Game
stone (rock)
Dimensions
3/4 x 2 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.3685
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
272204

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