19th Century - 1895
About an inch in length, this game stick known as bahm-nyout (밤윳)is white and flat on one side while black and convex on the other. There are four sticks in this set. They are usually made of the wood of a thick, bushy tree like the prunus. The convex side of the blocks is blackened by charring. They were used to play nyout-nol-ee or nyout playing (윳놀이).
Gift of Dr. E. B. Landis
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Chess and Playing-Cards (18 Sep 1895 - 31 Dec 1895)
[Catalogue] Culin, R. S. 1898. Chess and Playing Cards: Catalogue of games and implements for divination exhibited by the Unites States National Museum in connection with the Department of Archaeology and Paleontology of the University of Pennsylvania at the Cotton States and.
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