Is the board itself made of the marble and onyx?
This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
- Always be ready for a strategic game with an onyx and marble chess set
- Game pieces and board are hand-carved by talented Mexican artisan Odette Sierra
- Chess set features natural onyx and rich orange marble
- Chessboard measures 10.6 inches wide x 10.6 inches long x 13 mm high
- Tallest piece measures 20 mm wide x 58 mm long
- Smallest piece measures 20 mm in diameter x 36 mm high
Odette Sierra is from the beautiful Mexican state of Puebla. Her father Edgar Sierra first opened their workshop 30 years ago. Their town is renowned throughout Mexico for its carvings in onyx and marble. Submerged in this artistic heritage, the Sierras began crafting parquet tables in onyx and marble. The art of sculpting marble and onyx demands patience and virtue, both of which have been cultivated over time in the Sierra Family workshop.
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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|Dimensions||Chessboard: 10.6 inches W x 13 mm H x 10.6 inches D; Tallest piece: 20 mm W x 58 mm L; Smallest piece: 20 mm Diam. x 36 mm H|
|Materials||Onyx and marble|
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The craftsmanship was wonderful but it was so much smaller than anticipated.Read More
I brought this piece to go on my wall unit as home decor. I don't play chess but my daughter does. She likes the set so much she wanted me to give it to her. It won't happen, I'll learn to play first! Great set, take a while to get since it comes from mexico.Read More
This is a very beautiful chess set. I would buy this set again. It is priced just right and quality is good. The felt pads on the bottom of each piece could be better but that is minor. They easily could be replaced . The stone pieces are beautiful.Read More
the set feels very nice and there is a similarity in pawns and bishops ,rooks and queens ; need to focus on your pieces . For some this is an advantage others a disadvantage , and that makes it as well .Read More
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Hello kfos46, this lovely item features a board and pieces made with natural onyx and rich orange marble. Thank you for shopping with us.
How durable are the pieces? Will they easily break if dropped or are they durable.
Hello tonyhdz23, the marble is very durable. Have a great day!
Yes you must be careful not for small children more of a novice piece for true chest lovers over all the piece is marble and should last forever the pieces are delicate
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