Handmade Seesham Wood 'Palatial Challenge' Chess Set (India)

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ITEM#: 17217946

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

Khyali Ram carves each chess piece with admirable detail withstrong Indian stylizations for this chess set. He contrastsopponents with the natural grains of seesham and kadam wood in aset that includes a box that opens up into a smooth chessboard.

Product Features:
  • Colors: Light brown, dark brown
  • Materials: Sheesham wood, kadam wood
  • Weight: 2.5 kilograms
  • Chessboard: 1.4 inches high x 20 inches wide x 20 inches deep
  • Tallest piece: 6 inches high x 1.6 inches wide x 1.6 inches deep
  • Includes a spare queen per color

Story Behind the Art:
Khyali Ram says, 'After high school, I moved to Punjab whereone of my brothers was working, and got a job in a handicraftenterprise. I had the opportunity to learn the various techniquesfor crafting chess sets. When the factory closed, I teamed up withmy brother-in-law and we started a small workshop with money ourfamily and relatives lent us. We specialize only in games andcreate a huge variety of them.'

What is Worldstock?

The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations incolor, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slightdifferences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occurbetween this product and your computer screen.


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


Material Wood
Type Chess
Color Brown
Product Features Handmade
Worldstock Worldstock
Dimensions Chessboard: 1.4 inches high x 20 inches wide x 20 inches deep; Tallest piece: 6 inches high x 1.6 inches wide x 1.6 inches deep
Model Number 136366
Country of Origin India

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