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Wood Backgammon Set, 'Inner Secrets'

Item # 36918
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Shaped within a diamond, a brilliant flower adorns this splendid hand-carved backgammon set. The craftsmanship is unique, as the board displays Ketut Sandi's expertise and imagination. He uses manual tools to carve the detailed imagery from cempaka wood. The checkers and dice are all carved by hand from sono wood; the lighter pieces are carved from the external part of the wood.

Made in Indonesia.

  • Opened:
    18.9" W x 20.5" H x 1.6" D
    Closed:
    18.9" W x 10.2" H x 3.2" D
    Handle:
    6.7" W x 2.6" L
    Dice:
    0.8" W x 0.8" H x 0.8" D
    Checkers:
    1.0" Diam.
  • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

Ships directly from our partner office in Indonesia. Please allow 1.5 to 3 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping, and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes.

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Artisan: Ketut Sandi

Artisan Ketut Sandi

"Ever since I can remember, all I really wanted to do was what I am doing now. But because times were hard, I tried to learn how to do other things, to be able to make ends meet. In the end, however, what finally worked for me was to make my chess tables. It's always our dreams and our belief in life that give us the best results, no matter how difficult the dream or how sore our feet get during the journey.

"I started to learn how to carve in 1968 and began my full-time apprenticeship in 1981. I studied under a master carver who taught me how to be more creative, even with ordinary figures. His creativity sparked my own, and that's how I had the idea to create chess sets, not only in the Western style, but also in a style that reflected Balinese culture.

"I tried to sell my chess tables at art fairs, but couldn't make enough money to support my family. So I tried to sell them on my own, walking up and down the streets of nearby villages. After a while of hard times and sore feet. Eventually I was able to take care of my family, send my children to school, and focus on making even better quality carvings.

"I have now spent 17 years of my life crafting chess sets, and finally consider my efforts a success. My wife and 15 helpers now work with me. We all learn together and work together happily, and continue to invent new designs."

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