Alexandra Llewellyn Design
Alexandra was first introduced to backgammon in the alleys of Cairo while taking a stroll with her Egyptian step-grandfather as a child. Over time, as her travels broadened, her interest in the game evolved. After countless games of backgammon with people from all over the world, Alexandra was fascinated by the idea that board games operate as an independent vocabulary requiring neither common language nor culture.
Alexandra’s backgammon collection was launched in December 2010 comprising of six backgammon boards – Palm, Pheasant, Butterfly, Nudes, Antler and Peacock, all can be personalised with initials or messages. Each board comes with weighted aluminium playing pieces or you can order exquisite semi-precious stone and brass bespoke playing pieces. In addition Alexandra also takes one-off commissions for games tables and boards.
Each backgammon board is made by hand and Alexandra works with a team of master craftsman specialising in different techniques and materials. Alexandra has worked on a range of special projects celebrating traditional techniques of artisans all over the world. Most recently she travelled to Afghanistan to work with Turquoise Mountain www.turquoisemountain.org to create a backgammon board to raise awareness of the traditional skills of the Afghan people and celebrate their beautiful crafts. In a country ravaged by war it is projects like Turquoise Mountain that are helping artisans survive.
For more details please visit http://www.alexandralldesign.com/.