Olive Burl Luxury Backgammon Set


1 available for immediate delivery

Olive Burl Luxury Backgammon Set

Product Details

This luxury backgammon set 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. Skillful workers in Greece use this method in order to create the inside design of this exquisite backgammon board.  This heirloom quality backgammon set makes a thoughtful Mother's or Father's Day gift that will bring parent and child together in play. This intimate ritual is sure to be passed down from generation to generation.

The Olive tree is known as the Tree of Life and boasts a cultural history that reaches back to antiquity.    Olive wood is very hard, strong, durable, 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.  Heartwood is a cream or yellowish brown, with darker brown wavy grains.  The handcrafted Olive burl Backgammon set features side racks, as well as a playing field that is a combination of olive wood with wenge & mahogany points.

It's known for over 7000 years and has a symbolic connotations in cultures around the world. The olive branch was often a symbol of abundance, glory and peace. The leafy branches of the olive tree were ritually offered to deities and powerful figures as emblems of benediction and purification, and they were used to crown the victors of friendly games and bloody wars. Over the years, the olive has been the symbol of peace, wisdom, glory, fertility, power and purity.

  • Olive burl with Wenge & Mahogany points
  • 30 olive wood checkers
  • 4 dice
  • 1 doubling cube
  • 1set of Wooden Dice Cups

Size: 19 x 12 x 3 inches