This ultra-deluxe Egyptian Islamic Backgammon and Chess versatile table is handcrafted by master handicraftsmen in the heart of Cairo. The table is made of the finest, lustrous mahogany wood, renowned for its durability and beautiful finish. The table is cleverly designed in the shape of both a chess board and a backgammon game, wildly popular in ancient Egypt. The table’s cover functions as a chess board, making this piece truly one of a kind. The piece is a part of a numbered and limited series. Each work has a certificate of uniqueness
This unique hand-carved mahogany table is inlaid and adorned with precious mother of pearl with a unique combination of geometric shapes and floral patterns in the style of traditional Islamic Arabesque mosaic. These harmonious patterns and ornaments are Islamic artists’ interpretation of their natural surroundings.
The mother of pearl are mainly extracted from molluscan shells, and made up from the outer coating of pearls. The Nacre tesserae are cut into small pieces with different shapes, and painted with natural colors. The pearls are inlaid in geometrical floral patterns that are known as arabesque art style.