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It is said that backgammon is “easy to play but hard to master”, but there is no doubt that Alexandra Llewellyn has mastered the art of creating a unique and beautiful backgammon set. “I was introduced to backgammon by my Egyptian step-grandfather on the streets of Cairo. He looked like he’d stepped out of a 1950s black and white film, so glamorous and an amazing contrast to the extraordinary characters playing backgammon on the street. I loved that the game could be played without

sharing a language or a culture but that we could still communicate through the roll of a dice,” she recalls about how she was inspired to create her collection of handcrafted and backgammon boards.

Alexandra studied Fine Arts at the University of Leeds and in California at the University of Santa Barbara, and went on to live and paint in Madrid, but she came into her own in 2007 when she returned to London to head

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