A game for two small teams, played with a rattan ball. Kukrim is similar to sepak takraw, which is to say that it is a bit like volleyball, except that the players kick, knee, and head the ball, and may not touch it with their hands or arms below the elbow. A rope tied between two convenient points (trees, pillars, statues, etc.) takes the part of the net. Sometimes strings, a net, or a length of cloth dangle from this rope to block low shots.

Kukrim is played on beaches, in streets, and in the courtyards of buildings, preferably within view of the windows of the gynekeum. Kukrim is a very popular amusement for young men, and tournaments form a part of local games. See hacky-sack.

Copyright © 1991 by Brett Evill. All rights reserved.