The description of the product says "32 delicate pieces"...does this mean they are fragile and/or will break easily?
Handmade Decorative 14-inch Maasai Chess Set (Kenya)
Hand carved from soapstone in Kenya, this chess set features 32 delicate pieces in a Maasai tribal theme on a 14-inch square board. As each piece is hand carved from natural stone, please allow some variations in color and design.
ITEM#: 14961314Hand carved from soapstone in Kenya, this chess set features 32 delicate pieces in a Maasai tribal theme on a 14-inch square board. As each piece is hand carved from natural stone, please allow some variations in color and design.
- Colors: White, pink
- Materials: Soapstone
- Dimensions: Tallest piece - 4.5 inches tall x 30 mm wide x 30 mm deep
- Board dimensions: 14 inches wide x 14 inches deep x 5 mm thick
- Game: Chess
- Age recommendation: Adult
- Number of players: 2
- Includes: 32 pieces and board
Story Behind the Art:
This piece is carved by the artists of SMOLArt a group of artists who live in the rural village of Tabaka, Kenya, the heart of soapstone crafts. The name, a shortened version of Small, Medium, and Large Artists, refers to the size of the wholesale soapstone products the artisans make, not their stature. Established in 1990, SMOLArt is a member of the WFTO, and as such assures that the artisans are paid a fair price for their work. In addition, the organization support community development by contributing to projects that improve living conditions, education, and health of their members and the village at large.
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.
|Season or Holiday||Christmas Father's Day|
|Dimensions||14 inches wide x 14 inches deep x 5 mm thick|
Questions & Answers
Hello athena, this beautiful item is made of natural stone. This item used improperly could chip easily. Thank you for shopping with us.
Can you keep this in your garden? Will the stone be okay in the outside elements?
Hello kiawahisfun, This is not designed for outdoor use and would likely fade or wear over time if exposed to the elements regularly. Have a great day!
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