Borneoartifact item number: AT0236 A XXL LARGE Gasing, carved from Billion / Ironwood, old collection from the 1970s. Diameter: 17 cm / 6.7 inches Height: 11 cm / 4.3 inches Weight: 1.4 kg / 3 lb Gasing, a type of game whereby the gasing spinning at its axis, balancing itself on a tiny dot only.
It has been a traditional game for the Malays since centuries ago. A favorite pastime after the Farvesting season.
Winner is determined by the longest spinning period of the gasing. In the heir days, gasing string s were made from Bebaru Tree.