Handmade Seesham Wood 'Grandeur' Chess Set (India)

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ITEM#: 17217947

This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

This chess set by master carver Khyali Ram exudes elegant grandeur, for every piece is adorned with India's legendary 'jali' work. Ram carves each piece with exquisite detail as he works with seesham and kadam wood.

Product Features:
  • Colors: Light brow, dark brown
  • Materials: Sheesham wood, kadam wood
  • Chessboard: 1.1 inches high x 16.3 inches wide x 16.3 inches deep
  • Tallest piece: 3.9 inches high x 1.2 inches wide x 1.2 inches deep
  • Weight: 2 kilograms
  • Includes a spare queen per color

Story Behind the Art:
Khyali Ram says, 'After high school, I moved to Punjab where one of my brothers was working, and got a job in a handicraft enterprise. I had the opportunity to learn the various techniques for crafting chess sets. When the factory closed, I teamed up with my brother-in-law and we started a small workshop with money our family and relatives lent us. We specialize only in games and create a huge variety of them.'

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.


Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.


Material Wood
Type Chess
Color Brown
Product Features Handmade
Worldstock Worldstock
Dimensions Chessboard: 1.1 inches high x 16.3 inches wide x 16.3 inches deep; Tallest piece: 3.9 inches high x 1.2 inches wide x 1.2 inches deep
Model Number 123025
Country of Origin India
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      I don't even play chess, but this appears to be beautiful..I will have it out on display.

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