Alexandra Llewellyn Poppy and Crane Backgammon Set upright
Alexandra Llewellyn Poppy&Crane Backgammon Set Open
Alexandra Llewellyn Poppy&Crane Backgammon Set Open
Alexandra Llewellyn Poppy&Crane Backgammon Set Open
Board measure 3.85 x 60 x 10cm when closed. 77 x 60 x 5cm when Open
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Alexandra Llewellyn Poppy&Crane Backgammon Set Open
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Poppies & Crane Backgammon Set


A wonderful game to play with friends and loved ones and beautiful work of art to display in your home, our Poppies & Crane backgammon set is a meticulously handcrafted conversation piece instilled with great symbolism. Magnificently rendered in wood inlay, it features vibrant red poppies alongside red crowned cranes, emblematic of long life and happiness.

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The red crowned crane is always willing to put on a show. I love how a scene unfolds on the board that shows these beautiful creatures dancing for the sheer joy of it.

Alexandra LLewellyn

Poppies & Crane in detail

  • Size: 77 x 60 x 5cm (Open) 38.5 x 60 x10cm (Closed)
  • Sustainable marquetry woods include Bubinga, Ripple Sycamore, English Holly and dyed Red Tulip
  • Ziricote wood box with signature fastenings
  • Wrapped burgundy and cream calf leather playing pieces with black calf leather shakers and precision-cut dice
  • Personalisation options include laser engraved dates, initials or handwritten message
  • Made in England

Two iconic symbols of Japan

Perhaps the most captivating trait of the red crowned crane is its willingness to put on a show, beginning with a song, followed by a very distinctive dance, which is perfectly captured in the original Alexandra Llewellyn design. Alongside these famously sociable creatures, another popular Japanese symbol, the red poppy, unfurls its vibrant petals.

attention to detail

Alexandra looks for the different patterns, textures and grains in the woods that best describe her artwork, including English Holly for the white poppy seed heads and dyed Tulipwood to mimic the vibrancy of the petals. The level of detail is incredible, with the red markings on the crane’s head, the ruffled folds of the petals and the delicacy of the poppy seed stems all captured with extraordinary delicacy upon the board.

Touched by nine different UK workshops

Entirely handcrafted in the UK, every detail has been carefully considered to ensure a luxurious playing experience. Brought to life by experts skilled in time-honoured crafts – master joiners; a leather artist; a specialist in hand-lacquering – the intricate woodwork is undertaken by an artist who is an authority in the rare handcraft of marquetry.

Elevate your game

Designed to enhance your game of backgammon, semi-precious playing pieces are a luxurious addition to our Signature backgammon sets. Alexandra recommends red jasper and mother of pearl playing pieces to complement her Poppies & Crane backgammon board, with personalisation of the pieces available.

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Backgammon board box lids and Stone Playing Pieces can be personalised with laser-engraved initials, dates, or even a short message. You can request engraving during the online checkout process.

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Worldwide Delivery

Complimentary shipping on all orders (for stocked items) to the UK in 3-5 working days. Rest of World 5-7 working days, shipping calculated at checkout. All displayed GBP £ prices include VAT. If your shipping location is outside the UK, the price shown at checkout will exclude VAT.

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Complimentary Gift Wrapping

Every Alexandra Lllewellyn purchase is beautifully gift-wrapped and dispatched in packaging designed to protect and enhance your new game. If the order is a gift, you can write a gift note at checkout. We will remove any paperwork stating the price.

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