This is a very fine example of the game kendama, known in the west as cup-and-ball or balero. It is a game of physical skill where the aim is to repeatedly catch the ball, attached by a string, in the cup. This version is beautifully made in sheesham wood by skilled crafts people in India. The ball is securely attached by a cord, so no danger of it being lost. This is a high quality and well made product that will last a long time, the perfect gift for someone small, or even not so small, that you care for.