Folky Parcheesi Board
Parcheesi game board. Early 20th century. American or Canadian. This folky Parcheesi board is compelling yet somewhat primitive. The painter obviously lacked certain skills given that there is hardly a straight line in the compostion. On the other hand the maker showed imagination in the use of X's and O's as design elements. The wear on the opposite corners add to the board's overall appeal giving it a feel of "hands on". The game is painted on a single hard pine board measuring about 18" wide and 27" long. A 2-color checkerboard is painted on the reverse. Nail holes along the outside edge indicate the board had an applied moulding at one time. The blue border on the Parcheesi side renders that loss moot.