Spirit Boards or Ouija Boards have a long and fascinating history. Although they may be used to communicate with the spirits, they are also collected as decorative works of art.
This design features the artwork Oriental Skull by the fantasy artist Anne Stokes. In the background is a pattern of oriental dragons, whilst in the centre of the picture is a silver skull. The dragons from the pattern have been carved into the skull and are coloured a deep red.
The Spirit Board has all the traditional elements – the numbers 0-9, the alphabet and the words ‘Yes’, ‘No’ and ‘Goodbye’. On the back is a poem. A circular planchette (used to point) is included and this is decorated with the oriental dragon pattern.
the board is made from cork and the back and front are illustrated in colour. It measures 30.5cm x 39cm and comes in an illustrated box. An informative leaflet is inside the box, giving instructions on how to use a Spirit Board and also some of its history.
IMPORTANT The Spirit Board is not a toy, please use it responsibly.