ITEM#: 20801254Enjoy the game of kings on a whole new level with this handcarved soapstone 10-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 and order yours today.
- Handcarved in India
- Set of 2
- Complete chess set
- Made from soapstone
- Black and brown color
- Velvet lining
- Measures 10 inches x 10 inches x 1.75 inches
Story Behind the Art:
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.
What is Worldstock?
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.
This custom-made item will ship within 1-10 business days.
|Gender||Boys, Girls, Unisex|
|Dimensions||10 in. x 10 in. x 1.75 in.|
|Country of Origin||India|
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