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Handmade Soapstone 15-inch Board and Animal Chess Set (Kenya)

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ITEM# 15002146
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    ITEM#: 15002146

    Enjoy a classic game of chess with this unique, hand-carved soapstone chess set. Made in Kenya, this chess set features 32 delicate pieces each in an animal shape on a 15-inch square board. Each piece is thoughtfully hand-carved from natural stone.

    • Chess
    • Soapstone
    • 2 players
    • White/ pink
    • Includes 32 pieces and board

    • Dimensions: Tallest piece- 3.5 inches tall x 25 mm wide x 25 mm deep
    • Board dimensions: 15 inches wide x 15 inches deep x 5 mm thick

    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.

    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.



    Material Stone
    Type Chess
    Country of Origin Kenya
    Gender Boys, Girls
    Product Features Handmade
    Worldstock Worldstock
    Dimensions 15 inches wide x 15 inches deep x 5 mm thick
    Model Number KSH0014A_602026
    Country of Origin Kenya

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    • lovely set
      Verified Purchase

      This chess set is lovely to display and the soapstone pieces feel smooth and are a pleasure to handle. But be sure to check your shipment carefully because the pieces are fragile and the board, which is heavy, is also very fragile and will not tolerate much bumping or knocking. My order arrived well-packed and without any noticeable dents in the box, the board protected by several layers of packing and it was still cracked. They replaced it immediately, and it was worth the effort to have a set I not only like to look at, but like to play with.

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      ladybanksofsiba Sep 28, 2013
    • Verified Purchase

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      Richard Y. Jun 17, 2016

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