Kubuk – Indonesia

Kubuk Asia Indonesia Playing with things Props: some little stones N.o.p.: 2
The children play this game with 20 stones. To start the game: one child takes the stones and put them under two hands. The other child has to guess under which hand are most of the stones. If she guesses right, then she may start; if not right, the child with the stones under her hands starts. She throws all the stones on the floor and starts with her finger to make a line between two stones. That means she has to play with these two stones first before she continues with other stones. So you always make a line first between two stones as indication with which stones you play. Then she must hit one stone with the other, and then continues with another pair of stones. If you miss, then the other girl takes all stones, which are left on the floor. She throws the stones and continues the game. You win if having most stones.

Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel
Editor: Timo Gilhuis
Shooting date: 1999