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Elderly men play co tuong, a strategy board game for two players. The game represents a battle between two armies, with the mission being to capture the enemy’s general (king). Originally, the game of chaturanga was born around the sixth century in India and later traveled to the West as chess and to the East as xiangqi. Co tuong is one of the most popular games in Vietnam.
National Geographic Your Shot – Mar 22, 2020
In this mesmerizing fine-art print, the essence of cultural richness unfolds through a lens focused on elderly men engrossed in a timeless game of co tuong. Captured with precision, the photograph encapsulates a narrative that transcends generations. The subjects, weathered by the passage of time, sit hunched over a strategic battlefield, their faces etched with the stories of a lifetime.
The intricacies of co tuong are laid bare—the board, a mosaic of black and red, hosts an ongoing battle, a silent dance of intellect and foresight. Each piece on the board becomes a symbolic representation of history, a cultural inheritance passed down through centuries. The aged hands of the players move with a fluidity that speaks of countless matches played and lessons learned.
The composition of the photograph is a testament to the artistry behind the lens. The play of light and shadow creates a dynamic interplay, accentuating the deep lines on the players’ faces and the subtle nuances of the game board. The image is a harmonious blend of tradition and skill, a snapshot frozen in time that beckons viewers to unravel the layers of cultural significance.
This fine-art print not only captures a moment but serves as a visual ode to the enduring spirit of co tuong. It invites the viewer to immerse themselves in the intricate details of the ancient game and appreciate the beauty of tradition preserved in the subtle movements of the elderly players. With every glance, the photograph whispers tales of strategy, resilience, and the unbroken thread of cultural heritage.
All items will be dispatched utilizing reputable international shipping carriers, incorporating tracking whenever feasible. In the unlikely event that an item is lost or sustains damage during the delivery process, we will promptly furnish a complimentary replacement copy.
DAMAGE REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE
Our comprehensive lifetime damage replacement guarantee ensures that in the event of any damage to your photograph, you may reach out to us, and we will promptly furnish a complimentary replacement. Please note that the customer bears responsibility for any associated shipping fees.
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
Every fine art photograph is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, duly signed by Tran Tuan Viet.