Lot #R174. Persian Folding Chess and Backgammon Board.

$495.00

A Persian Folding Chess and Backgammon Board and a set of Khātam Backgammon Checkers. This Syrian Moorish style Inlaid Mosaic Game Board measures 19-3/4″ square overall, with 1-1/2″ squares. The game board is in excellent condition and was probably made in around 1990.

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Description

Persian Folding Chess & Backgammon Board.

Offered here is a very ornate Persian Folding Chess and Backgammon Board, a stunning Syrian Moorish style Inlaid Mosaic design. This offering Includes the khaya, folding game board plus a set of khatam backgammon checkers. Khātam is an ancient Persian technique of inlaying. It is a version of marquetry where art forms are made by decorating the surface of wooden articles with delicate pieces of wood and other materials, precisely cut, to create intricate geometric patterns.

The game board measures19-3/4″ overall, with 1-1/2″ squares and is in excellent condition. This Board was probably made around 1990.

 

 

 

Additional information

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions24 × 12 × 8 in

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