DICE from NEPAL

Typical Nepalese dice are 4-sided sticks used in a set of three for a game called Chausar or Chaupur, a game similar to the Indian Paarcheesi.
The 4 sides are marked 1, 2, 5 and 6. The markings usually exists of 2 concentric circles around an inner dot.
On the following pictures some rare specimen that I found in the capital Kathmandu in 1999 and in 2016.

[0562 x3] Bone/Ivory, 80.5x12 mm



[0601 x3] Bone/Ivory, 74x9.5 mm



[0602 x3] Bone/Ivory, 79x10.5 mm



[0603 x3] Bone/Ivory, 77x10 mm



[0604 x3] Bone/Ivory, 80x11 mm



[0605] Bone/Ivory, 80x11 mm



[0606 x2] Bone/Ivory, 79x11 mm



[0612 x3] Marble, extremely rare, 87x16 mm



[0613 x3] Zebu Horn with nails, extremely rare, 90x9 mm



[0818 x3] Bone/Ivory, 95x12 mm



[1227] Bone, 85x13 mm, NO MARKINGS!



[1228 x3] Bone, 100x18 mm



[1229 x3] Bone, 105x15 mm



[1230] Ivory, 79x11 mm, exceptionally markings 1-4-5-6



[1231] Ivory, 80x11 mm, exceptionally markings 1-2-3-5



[1328 x3] Probably bone, 95/103x17 mm



[1329 x3] Bone/Ivory, 103x10 mm



[1330 x3] Probably bone, 100x16 mm



[1331] Probably ivory, 100x13 mm



[1332] Probably ivory, 95x7 mm



[1333] Bone/Ivory, 86x8 mm



[1334 x3] Bone/Ivory, 82x7 mm



[1335 x3] Plastic with a red "1", 86x13 mm



Other typical Nepalese dice with the markings:
'spades', 'hearts', 'diamonds', 'clubs', a 'crown' and a 'flag'
are used for the game 'LANGURBURJA' (meaning dice).
It is played with a set of 6 dice were the players can put their money
on a symbol, and gain depending on how many times this symbol is thrown with the 6 dice.

This game is very similar to the lottery game 'Crown and Anchor' and is therefore
probably imported from the Channel/Northern Sea coasts.
The game is played on the street using chalk to picture the 6 symbols, or at home using a small carpet.


[1234 x3] Huge "LANGURBURJA" synthetic dice, Nepal, 38 mm



[1314] "LANGURBURJA" die, probably reconstituted yak bone, Nepal, 32 mm



[1315 x3] New "LANGURBURJA" dice, probably reconstituted yak bone, Nepal, 25 mm



[1316] Old "LANGURBURJA" die, probably reconstituted yak bone, Nepal, 24 mm



[1317] "LANGURBURJA" die, probably reconstituted yak bone, Nepal, 22 mm



[1318 x3] New "LANGURBURJA" dice, probably reconstituted yak bone, Nepal, 21 mm



[1319 x4] "LANGURBURJA" dice, probably reconstituted yak bone, Nepal, 18.5 mm



[1320 x3] New "LANGURBURJA" dice, probably reconstituted yak bone, Nepal, 17 mm



[1321 x2] "LANGURBURJA" dice, probably reconstituted yak bone, Nepal, 15 mm



[1322] Old "LANGURBURJA" die, probably reconstituted yak bone, Nepal, 14.5 mm



[1323 x3] Old "LANGURBURJA" dice, probably reconstituted yak bone, Nepal, 13 mm



[1324 x3] "LANGURBURJA" dice, probably reconstituted yak bone, Nepal, 12 mm



And some normal dice with pips.

[0859 x4] Small dice made of shell, Nepal, 12-13 mm



[1325 x2] Small bone dice, Nepal, 12 mm



[1326 x3] Plastic dice with straigh 2 and 3, Nepal, 17 mm



[1327 x3] Awfully bad small plastic dice, Nepal, 12 mm