HANDMADE THUYA WOOD CHESS AND BACKGAMMON SET AND BOX MOROCCO 24 x 12 x 7 cm
This is a beautifully crafted hand made chess and backgammon set. It is made in Morocco on a fair trade basis from aromatic Thuya wood, which is hard desert wood
The box is 24 cm across, 12 cm deep and 7 cm high
The box is hinged and opens internally onto the backgammon set. The chess set is on the outside and the box opens a full 180 degrees to give the full board. The set comes with a full set of chess pieces.
Thuya burl wood is an exotic wood that exudes a rich aroma due to its high oil content. In fact the ancient Greeks used the oil as an incense for religious purposes. Very beautiful when highly polished it was a prized wood for furniture making in ancient times. It grows in the Atlas mountains but as become rare and logging is strictly controlled by the Moroccan authorities.
This item includes a 100% money back guarantee. If you’re not completely satisfied with your purchase send it back in the same condition within 30 days and you will receive a full refund.
Our suppliers are one of the pioneers of the fair trade movement and have been established since the 1970s and are based in South Wales. Both ourselves and our suppliers adhere to the 10 principles of Fair trade. All our products are handmade. We chose suppliers who work with artisan groups, individual craftspeople, family groups or small businesses favouring natural and sustainable materials created with traditional skills.