Alexandra has a skill for combining woods to complement and enhance one another, using the different colours, lustres and grains to bring the block patterns to life upon the board. The layout of the board is more traditional, with tessellated marquetry triangles inlaid into a sleek, black poplar board, reducing distractions for the more serious player.
AN EYE FOR DETAIL
Choosing the woods and colours was central to the design, which comprises thousands of miniature pieces, individually inlaid by hand in alternate directions by a marquetry master. Much thought has gone into the position of every piece of wood to ensure the light catches it differently, creating a beautiful shimmering effect.
SEMI-PRECIOUS PLAYING PIECES
The Aztec backgammon set is presented with luxurious playing pieces, handcrafted from semi-precious stones. Alexandra personally chose the contrasting ornamental stones – Red Jasper and Black Obsidian – to complement the bold colours on the board.