Poppies & Crane Backgammon Set
Inspired by two symbols of Japan that have great cultural significance, the Poppies & Crane Signature backgammon set opens to reveal four graceful Red Crowned cranes magnificently rendered in wood marquetry, dancing across the board upon elegantly long ...Read More
Inspired by two symbols of Japan that have great cultural significance, the Poppies & Crane Signature backgammon set opens to reveal four graceful Red Crowned cranes magnificently rendered in wood marquetry, dancing across the board upon elegantly long limbs. Alongside these famously sociable creatures, another popular Japanese symbol, the red poppy, unfurls its vibrant petals.
Artistic interpretations of the sacred crane can be seen everywhere in Japan, but in reality, few people have seen the actual thing. A century ago, they were in danger of disappearing altogether, but conversation programmes to protect the areas in which they live have ensured the crane population is thriving once again. Their success in rising like a phoenix from the ashes has made the Red Crowned crane an iconic symbol of happiness and longevity.
Meanwhile, in Hanakotoba, Japan’s secret language of flowers, the meaning of the red poppy translates as fun-loving. Emblematic of the start of spring, flowers in full bloom are depicted upon the board alongside slim stems topped with poppy heads, stripped of their petals – a potent reminder of their fleeting beauty.
Touched by nine different workshops in the UK, this exquisitely detailed backgammon board is a real conversation piece featuring handcrafted marquetry interiors, housed in a ziricote box.
The wrapped calf leather playing pieces in burgundy and cream are complemented by a black calf leather doubling die and shakers, with inside lips to ensure fair and random rolls of the precision laser-cut dice.
To personalise the box lid with laser-engraved initials or dates, please select this option in the drop-down menu. For a custom engraving of a handwritten message, choose the personalise option and upload a photograph of your message written in black ink on a plain white background.
This backgammon board has been handcrafted in the traditional tournament size, with the layout designed to be the best scale for play.
60cm x 77cm x 5cm / 23.5" x 30" x 2" when open.
Made in the UK.
Personalisation takes 2 weeks.
UK Delivery - 1-2 working days
REST OF THE WORLD – 2-5 working days. Delivery charges will be calculated at checkout.
If you are outside of the EU please contact us directly and we will invoice you without VAT.
RETURNS are accepted within 14 calendar days. Please note that personalised or bespoke items can only be returned if they are faulty.