based on Stayt (1931)
|The four pieces represent (from left to right): Vhami (old man), Tshilume (young man), Twalima (old woman), Lumwe (young woman).
Each die has two sides so that there are sixteen possible permutations. Each of these positions has a name and a recognised interpretation.
Many practioners throw several sets of dice at the same time, but each set of four is read independently.
A list of the annotations
For further information on the Venda see John Blacking's work
For further information on similar types of divination see the work of Richard Werbner - available via the main Divination page's work
Stayt, H.A. 1931.