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Item No. 2053






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 back of the board is a moaraq painting, featuring romantic images evoking classical Persian poetry such as the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, where wine and song are prominent. On the inside, there is music, with the daf and se tar.

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: 35 cm (13.75") wide when open; length 35 cm (13.5"); depth when closed 3 cm (1.5").

Shipping weight 13 pounds.