Backgammon Olive wood with side racks Medium size
Size of closed board 38cm x 23cm
Weight of set 1.4 Kg
The Olive tree boasts a cultural history that reaches back to antiquity. It is a very solid, hard and long-lasting wood and has an understated texture, streaked with brown veins and softened by cloud-shaped flecks. Olive burl is highly prized for its turbulent markings and striking golden brown color contrasts.
This backgammon is handmade using the art of marquetry (also spelled as marqueterie) which is the art and craft of applying pieces of veneer to a structure to form decorative patterns and designs.