Spillikins

 
Gidgee


Tasmanian set detail: blackwood, tiger myrtle,
she oak, silky oak, leatherwood

 
African blackwood

 

Spillikins is a game also known as pick-up sticks or mikado. The sticks are dropped in a pile, then players take turns to remove single sticks from the pile without disturbing other sticks. A player continues removing sticks until another in the pile moves at which time that player drops the stick being lifted back on the pile and it is the turn of the next player.

Sets of my spillikins are in several public collections including the Power House Museum, Sydney; Australian National Gallery, Canberra; The New Parliament House Collection, Canberra; South West Arts Collection, UK.