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Puzzles by Maker > Mongolian handcarved wooden interlocking puzzles


MongoliaMuseum.jpgThis range of puzzles is designed and made in Mongolia in the workshops of Mr Tumen-Ulzii at his Puzzle Museum in Ulaanbaatar.  The puzzles are handmade and handpainted.

Yes - there really is a Puzzle Museum there.  In fact until recently it's been the only museum dedicated to puzzle in the WORLD.  The Tumen-Ulzii family opened the museum to the public on 13 August 1990.

Mr Tumen-Ulzii is a prolific puzzle designer and puzzle maker.   In his museum he exhibits more than 11,000 puzzles, most of them he has designed and made himself.  The museum also has a wonderful collection of other Mongolian toys and chess sets that Mr Tumen-Ulzii has designed and made.   In fact, he has even made puzzle chess sets where each piece is a puzzle.

Left: Mr Tumen-Ulzii with puzzles in his Museum in Ulaanbaatar. Look closely, even the display cabinets are burr puzzles.
Below: Zandraa Tumen-Ulzii with the tools he uses to carve his puzzles.
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Mongolian Zodiac Animals Puzzle Boxes Mongolian Zodiac Animals Puzzle Boxes


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Zodiac Animal Boxes



Only the Rooster left of the 12 different Mongolian zodiac animals. 
Each of these animals has a different set of pieces and therefore a different solution.  There is a small space inside each box to allow storage of a trinket. The puzzles range in difficulty but in general they are similar to the easiest of the Japanese puzzle boxes or the small mystery box.

 
Mongolian Zodiac Burr puzzles Mongolian Zodiac Burr puzzles


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Zodiac Animal Selection



There are 12 different interlocking burrs;  the combination of pieces in each burr varies slightly to give 12 different solutions.

The carving on the end of each burr represents one of the different Mongolian zodiac animals;  these are the same animals as the Chinese years.

 

 


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