Chess Set and Backgammon Board Inlaid with Mother of Pearl

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A traditional backgammon game and Chess Board. It is made by skilled Syrian artisans of walnut wood and different kind of fruit wood with inlaid pieces of mother of pearl.

Dimensions:
Closed: 19.6" x 9.75" x 3.75"
Open: 19.6" x 19.6" x 2"

Includes:
- Chess Board + 30 Wooden Backgammon Pieces (1.5" diameter) + Pair of Dice + 32 Wooden Chess Pieces

This luxurious backgammon set works as a game and as well as a decorative item. An excellent gift or a collectible for him or her!

All our products are handmade by traditional Syrian. Each item is a piece of art, stylish and modern but timelessly infused with the historical spirit of the Middle East

As of any truly handmade product, there are few flaws and imperfections.

Materials:

rose wood, walnut, olive, lemon, beech, and pine wood, and mother of pearl.

Use dry clean only.

These works of art are of the highest quality with each color representing a different kind of wood. Beautifully grained walnut wood is traditionally the base material for this item and is offset by other woods including peach wood, apricot wood, rose wood, lemon wood, and olive wood each with subtly contrasting colors and grains. The highlight of this and many items is genuine mother of pearl that dazzles and changes color in the light.

Syrian Mosaic Industry and Art

Mosaic is an ancient Syrian art that is more than 300 years deep in Damascus'history; it is the art of grafting wood with shells, silver or ivory. Early in the 19th century, mosaic existed in the houses of almost all well-established Syrian families, after which it became a familiar decor in presidential palaces around the world.

The craft utilizes different types of wood including walnut, beech and other types, but the delicacy of it lies in the maker"™s imagination, who innovatively manipulate geometrical shapes, octagons, squares, hexagons and triangles, to come up with unique pieces.


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