MONGOLIAN BURR PUZZLES.

Mr Zandraa Tumen-Ulzii had, for many years been working in isolation from the rest of the puzzle world. He developed many interesting and novel dissections and set up a museum of his productions in Ulan Bator. Not only were the insides fifferent to anyone elses puzzles, but the outsides were carved and decorated.

One of the 6-piece puzzles represents the sacred Mongolian Turtle, the other has all 12 animals of the Mongolian Zodiac carved on it ends.

 

James Dalgety gave an assortment of the 6-burrs as an Exchange Gift at the 1991 IPP in Los Angeles.

The lower picture is of a puzzle in the form of a Yurt, the traditional nomadic dwelling covered with thick felt.




2002