Sunday, December 14, 2008

Ottoman Backgammon Board

19c ottoman backgammon board
The history of backgammon and its derivatives can be traced to ancient Mesopotamia but the rules and variant played in Anatolia is of Persian origin, such that the terms used in game are still Persian although Turkish equivalents exist. It has never lost its popularity for many centuries and is still one of the favorite games played at homes and cafes alike, though rarely an equipment like this 19th century Ottoman backgammon board is used.

Dimensions: 56x55.5 cm.
Estimated value: $ 8,000

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