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Item No. 2050



khatam karee means "hand-inlaid."  To inlay is to apply wood or other materials in geometric shapes to decorate the surface of various objects. The average is 250 pieces for every cubic centimeter of inlaid work.  Commonly used materials include wood, metals and other objects.

The paintings show romantic images evoking classical Persian poetry such as the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. There is music and dance, with the daf and se tar, as well as wine and bread.  It is signed by the artist, M. Amini. 

The intricate pattern on each corner of the chessboard is known as esleemee in Persian. There is no exact English translation; the closest word would be mosaic.

This item would make an excellent gift for anyone who is fond of fine craftsmanship, folk arts, decorators or anyone looking for that extra touch of class for their home - even if they don't play backgammon! (But it is very easy to learn)

Dimensions: 39.5 cm (15.5") wide when open; length 39.5 cm (15.5"); depth when closed 4.5 cm (1.75").

Shipping weight 13 pounds.