Walnut is a beautiful tree that symbolizes confidence and mental wisdom. The heartwood of the tree can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have a grey, purple or reddish cast. The playing field is a combination of walnut with oak & black color points. This backgammon set is handmade using the art of marquetry which is the art and craft of applying pieces of veneer to a structure to form decorative patterns and designs. Skillful workers use this method to create the inside design of the backgammon set. Features a walnut veneer on the outside of the case. Interior features a walnut playing field with black and oak points.