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Walnut Mother of Pearl Backgammon Board II

JOD 325


500 x 260 x 80 mm


This backgammon board consists of repetitive geometric shapes that are aligned in alternating linear patterns. They are inlaid on walnut wood using mother of pearl and tin thread, and each player has their own inlaid pattern on their playing set. It is finished with lacquer.

Care instructions

Clean using a dry cloth and avoid exposure to liquids.

MG 3598


Traditional inlay can be found in the Islamic world as far back as the 9th century. Traditional inlay usually involves materials such as tin thread, shell, and different wood types, most commonly walnut. Historically in Syria, the shell would come from the Euphrates river, but artisans working in inlay today source their shell from further afield.
Many artisans specialize in a single step in the inlay process, meaning that one inlaid piece can involve multiple people. In Jordan, many of those who practice this craft are originally from Damascus. They are very few but are preserving their craft by nurturing a new generation of young apprentices.

Turquoise Mountain Jordan

1 Fawzi Al-Maalouf Street Jabal Amman, Jordan

Opening Hours
Saturday to Thursday from 10:00 to 23:00