OLIVE BURL (olive wood checkers) Backgammon

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Olive tree is known as the Tree of Life due to its benefits for the mankind from ancient times up to nowadays. Olive wood is very hard, strong and long-lasting....
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Olive tree is known as the Tree of Life due to its benefits for the mankind from ancient times up to nowadays. Olive wood is very hard, strong and long-lasting. Heartwood is a cream or yellowish brown, with darker brown wavy grains.  The handcrafted Olive Backgammon with side racks is available in 3 sizes.  The playing field is a combination of olive wood with wenge & mahogany points. 

The Olive tree boasts a cultural history that reaches back to antiquity. It is a very solid, hard and long-lasting wood and has an understated texture, streaked with brown veins and softened by cloud-shaped flecks. Olive burl is highly prized for its turbulent markings and striking golden brown color contrasts. 
It's known for over 7000 years and has a symbolic connotations in cultures around the world. The olive branch was often a symbol of abundance, glory and peace. The leafy branches of the olive tree were ritually offered to deities and powerful figures as emblems of benediction and purification, and they were used to crown the victors of friendly games and bloody wars. Over the years, the olive has been the symbol of peace, wisdom, glory, fertility, power and purity.

This backgammon is handmade using the art of marquetry (also spelled as marqueterie) which is the art and craft of applying pieces of veneer to a structure to form decorative patterns and designs.
Our skillful staff use this method in order to create the interior design of the backgammon.

Dimensions & Weight
Size of closed board
Weight of set Kg lb
  • Playing field: Olive burl, Mahogany and Wenge
  • Exterior field: Olive burl
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Luain H.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Backgammon and chess boards

Very well made and great customer service!

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גיא ג.
Israel Israel
I recommend this product

Backgammon bored

Overall a great product. Liltte bit expncive, but the qulity is very good

Harald N.
Germany Germany
I recommend this product

Best quality - fast delivery

Ordering worked out fine. Reliable seller, best quality you can imagine and swift delivery in short time.

Rosey T.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Backgammon board as a present

My friends thanked me for their present and said that 'it was a thing of beauty' and that they were very much looking forward to many happy hours playing Backgammon.

René S.
Switzerland Switzerland
I recommend this product

beautiful craftsmanship

very nicely finished.

Package Contents
  • Olive burl with Wenge & Mahogany points
  • 30 olive wood checkers
  • 4 dice
  • 1 doubling cube
  • 1set of Wooden Dice Cups
  • Packing: Manopoulos gift box

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