Myanmar  (Asia)

Myanmar. In Myanmar chess has its own rules and initial position. I'm not sure whether all pieces move like our chess. Normal traditional pieces to play Burmese chess are figural as well, see Myanmar at "To Play With" menu. Here several other sets from Myanmar. Maybe set 2 is also meant for play.

I have to say that it is very difficult to date these sets. I suspect that some of them are aged and actually of a recent date. This is highly suspected at the 1st set (dated 1910 or older) and a bit suspected at the 2nd set (dated 1950). Although these 2 sets could have some age. The other sets are of more recent date, which is most likely accurate.

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  • Myanmar
  • 1910 or older
  • Lacquer (unpolished) K 9.2+9.6; p 6.3
  • Box/Board 41.5×20.6×8.1 (closed)
  • Myanmar
  • ca. 1950
  • Wood K 7.0; p 6.0
  • Myanmar
  • ca. 2000
  • Wood K 8.4; p 7.7
  • Myanmar
  • ca. 2000
  • Metal K 5.8; p 5.2