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A. Llewellyn WildAid

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A. Llewellyn WildAid

6,900.00

DESIGNER/MANUFACTURER

Alexandra Llewellyn

DESCRIPTION

This limited edition of 10 boards results from Llewellyn’s collaboration with photographer Kristian Schmidt — portion of the sales are donated to the wildlife conservation charity WILDAID.

The design showcases Schmidt’s awe-inspiring whale shark photo series, which highlights the vulnerability of one of the ocean’s gentle giants alongside juxtaposed ethereal women.  The playing pieces are made with lapis blue and turquoise stones encased in brass.

Wild Aid is part of the artist’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.

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

PRICE

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