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A. Llewellyn Giraffe

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A. Llewellyn Giraffe

6,900.00

DESIGNER/MANUFACTURER

Alexandra Llewellyn

DESCRIPTION

Giraffe is part of Alexandra Llewellyn’s limited editions of hand painted and hand crafted backgammons. The London based artist has grown an international clientele of virtues with her bespoke backgammons personalized to the commissioner.

This limited edition design juxtaposes photographs of elegant giraffes, with palm trees drawn by Alexandra, set on a purple background and all encased in a Santos Rosewood box.

The playing pieces are malachite and mother of pearl inlaid in brass; the shakers are also calf leather with inside lips to ensure fair and random rolls of the precision laser cut dice. The doubling die is weighted leather.

Chips available in semi-precious stones, wood, leather and bespoke materials upon request.

Introduced as a child to backgammon in the alleys of Cairo by her Egyptian step-grandfather, Alexandra's appreciation for the game and the inherent beauty of the board grew over the years.

After training as a fine artist in Leeds and the University of California, Santa Barbara, Alexandra in 2007 returned to London to head product development for The Prince's School of Traditional Arts. Founded by the Prince of Wales, the school aims to preserve and teach traditional craftsmanship techniques. During this time, Alexandra's interest in traditional craft, contemporary art and cutting-edge technology flourished, leading her in 2010 to design backgammon boards. This incredibly traditional pastime was the perfect way for Alexandra to express her love of materials, with wooden designs featuring beautifully textured feathers, antlers, butterflies, palm trees and vintage nude images.

DIMENSIONS

Closed

60 x 38 x 10.5 cm / 23.5 x 15 x 4 in

Open

60 x 77 x 5 cm / 23.5 x 30 x 2 in

LEAD TIME

Upon Request

* 1 Currently Available

Limited Edition of 10 sets.

PRICE

Upon Request

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