Saap Seedi is an age old Snakes and Ladders Board Game that is believed to have originated in India. According to wikipedia, the historic version had root in morality lessons, where a player's progression up the board represented a life journey complicated by virtues (ladders) and vices (snakes).
The Saap Seedi board game is hand embroidered in Patchwork from Kutch. It carries leather tokens and wood die embellished with pins. A block print Ajrakh fabric is used for backing. It comes with an embroidered bag.
This game is the work of the senior artisans in Kutch. The decades they spend on doing intricate hand embroidery work compromises their eye sight. In order to provide them with income opportunities, Kala Raksha created a range of toys and games, like the Saap Seedi, that do not need precision, but they do need a keen sense of colours and aesthetics. Products like these keep the older Artisan independent and relevant.
As with anything handmade, the product has some imperfections that make it more charming. The colours might vary owing to screen resolutions.
The kutchi clay cup is not included.