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Mosaic Wood-inlaid Backgammon Set, "Mesopotamian Match"

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Backgammon may be the world's oldest board game. Invented in Mesopotamia, there is evidence of it being played in ancient Egypt, Rome, China, Japan, and England. Over the millennia it evolved into today's simple but multilayered game of tiles and strategy. Made by artisans in Lebanon, this game board is handcrafted using hundreds of tiny pieces--called tesserae--of inlaid walnut, olive, lemon, apricot, and rosewood. As each piece is handcrafted, exact colors and patterns of the inlay may vary. Can also play chess and checkers on the reverse of the folding case. Backgammon and checker pieces included.

  • 1.70 kgs
  • 3.7 lbs
  • Board (open): 40.6 cm L x 40.6 cm W
  • Board (open): 16" L x 16" W

  • Walnut, olive, lemon, apricot, and rosewood
  • Each artwork is unique -- wood grain, color, and pattern will differ slightly from picture
  • Playing pieces included
  • Warning: Choking Hazard. Small parts -- not for children under 3 years.
  • Made in Lebanon.
  • Ships fast from USA.
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  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

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Frank

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10/04/2017

"Stunning gameboard"

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This is a lovely, even stunning game board. One suggestion: the clasp joining the top to the bottom is inadequate. I should want a clasp that keeps the two together.

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Mesopotamian Match, Mosaic Wood-inlaid Backgammon Set

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Gell?n

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07/23/2021

"A really great game!"

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Ive been to the Middle East, Lebanon, Jordan several times, but I didnt buy this game called Tawleh then. Now I managed to get it from the US. Beautiful, meticulous workmanship, artistic work! Thanks to the Lebanese masters and NOVICA. Sincerely, Iskander from Hungary.

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EDWIN

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12/10/2020

"Beautiful backgammon set!"

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This is a beautifully crafted and handsome backgammon set. It is a display piece on our coffee table and a conversation starter with guest.

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Elaine

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06/18/2020

"Beautiful workmanship"

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My husband gave to me for our 5th (wood) wedding anniversary. Such beautiful workmanship we keep the box on our coffee table when we are not playing. Note that the colors are not as vibrant to the eye as they appear in photos. But still very exceptional and a great gift.

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JoAnn

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01/08/2020

"Beautiful craftsmanship"

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This backgammon board is just as pictured. Beautifully inlaid and finished. You will want to display this as well as play with it.

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  • This was a gift for: Son
  • Occasion: birthday

Michael

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01/05/2020

"This is now indeed, a cherished Heirloom!"

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Absolutely blown away by the astounding intricacy of the craftsmanship. Almost to beautiful to use. Truly a work of art and unique conversation piece. Makes the game that much more interesting. Well worth more than the price. I will say however, the plastic dice are far too small. It would be nice to see some 10mm wood dice included or sold separately. Just a thought..Cheers!

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Sheila

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09/16/2021

"Book of Kelly s Sterling Silver Initial Necklace"

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This is a lovely initial necklace. I loved it so much, I purchased two!

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Eileen

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09/11/2021

"Playful gift enjoyed by the whole family"

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I gave this to my nephew who recently graduated High School and loves road trips. It was really well received and the entire family (all ages) enjoyed playing it. It made a bitter-sweet time (him going off to college) really fun with the promise of many more road trips ahead of us!

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FUN! visually attractive keepsake

Best Uses

  • Makes a great novelty gift

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  • This was a gift for: Nephew
  • Occasion: graduation

Nicole

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08/24/2021

"Very pretty"

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Pretty , glass bead and delicate very nice product. I have the red and brown one.

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Natalie

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08/24/2021

"Zen !"

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Great gift!

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Eileen

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08/19/2021

"Gorgeous colorful addition"

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This is my 2nd purchase from this artist. I love the simplicity of the piece. The colors are so earthy & the design is so easeful. It invokes serenity & a harmonious sound. It s a winner. I will be purchasing more.

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Colorful Cheerful Calming Soothing sound

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  • Great gift
  • Backyard charm
  • Decorative
  • Stills the mind

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  • This was a gift for: Friend
  • Occasion: 'just because'

Eileen

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08/19/2021

"Light, happy, uplifting art piece"

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This is even more vibrant & beautiful in person. I have it in my glass window where it greats me every morning. What a way to greet a new day! It was packaged beautifully & the craftsmanship is superb! A great purchase. Thank you!

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Whimsical Playful

Best Uses

  • Decorative charming room accent
  • Pop of color

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