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    ITEM#: 1012692

    Enjoy the game of kings on a whole new level with Worldstock's carved soapstone 8-in. chess set.

    Each piece in this eye-catching set is handcrafted in India using age-old techniques. The top of the velvet-lined box is also made from soapstone. Free your inner chess master or indulge a friend's hobby--order yours today.

    The Story Behind the Product

    35 year old Fahim Khan has been shaping stone into exquisite design since he was a 12 years old. His father was a government employee, so Khan had to learn the craft from other craftsmen. In Agra, where Khan lives, the primary crafts are leatherworking and stone working. Khan choose to work on stone and now makes soapstone chess-sets as well as many other decorative and utilitarian items, including candle-holders, Taj Mahal replicas and more. He says it takes over 15 days to carve a full set of chess pieces and ready the board. The final product sells for over 1300 rupees in the market. Ansari supports his large family; including his parents, his wife, and four sons.

    Each Worldstock product is a unique creation from a far-away culture. By shopping with us you are helping to keep the ancient artisan traditions of these fascinating communities alive.

    The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.

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    Material Wood
    Gender Unisex
    Worldstock Country India
    Dimensions 8 in. x 8 in. x 1.75 in.
    Model Number CS-8
    Country of Origin India

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    • Most Helpful

    • Beautiful

      I bought this for my 14 y.o. nephew, who collects chess sets. I cannot wait until he sees it. The pieces are so detailed. It is small, but that does not take away from it's character. This is for a collecting and not playing. You would be proud to display this chess set in your living room.

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    • Beautiful chess set but small

      This set is much smaller than it appears online. It could almost be categorized as a 'mini' chess set. It is, however, beautiful and well made. This chess set is for my eight year old son and I'm a little apprehensive about how the size of the board will affect his game. This may become our 'travel' set while we purchase a larger board for home use.

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    • Nj

      Not what I expected. Very small

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    • NIce chess board for display

      The product is good enough quality. I wanted something that wasn't too big and could be displayed on a mantelpiece. This meets that goal.

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    • its cute

      Item came in good condition. It was a little smaller then I thought it would be. My son likes it though and that's all that counts in my book.

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    • Excellent

      Great craftsmanship. Love the details. Great value.

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    • Disappointed

      I was very excited when I received the chess set. I took the wrapping off and went to open it. The latches were all rusted. I was going to use it for a silent auction item for one of our events. The rusted latches deemed or made it appear as though the item was used and not new.

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    Questions & Answers

    • Why did you choose this product?

      • The storage for the pieces seemed a little more organized.

      • My Five-year-old Grandson wil be attending a Chess Camp, this Summer. This will be his starter set.

      • Size. 8 inch is a good size for a young friend.

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