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Handmade Soapstone Chess Set 12x12 (India)

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ITEM#: 935591


Create a sophisticated centerpiece in your game room with this soapstone chess set.

The chess pieces are handcrafted by Indian craftsmen and the set includes a velvet-lined box. The top of the box is also made from soapstone. Free your inner chess master or indulge a friend's hobby--order yours today.

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.

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.
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.

Ships Carbon Neutral*

Specs

Features
Material Stone, Wood
Type Chess
Color Brown
Country of Origin India
Gender Unisex
Product Features Handmade
Worldstock Worldstock
Dimensions 2 in. x 12 in. x 12 in.
Model Number F751
Country of Origin India

Customer Reviews


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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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  • Most Recent

  • Was not happy
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    It looks awesome from the picture on the page. But when you get it it looks really cheap made.

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    Penny M. May 18, 2017
  • We love it.
    Verified Purchase

    Christmas gift that really turned out well. We play chess all the time and this set is gorgeous, but not too pricey, and we get a lot of use out of it.

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    Alice M. Feb 16, 2017
  • Chess board
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    Looked nice but the chess pieces were much smaller than expected

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    PJ N. Jan 5, 2017
  • Game night for me and my husband
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    we love this set very sturdy and well made

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    nubianms Nov 2, 2016
  • small pieces
    Verified Purchase

    again when I purchased this item I thought it would be bigger but isn't not satisfied at all

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    Olga Q. Mar 25, 2016
  • Most Helpful

  • Nice product.
    Verified Purchase

    This was an excellent gift for my boyfriend. The only problem we have had is that pieces break very easily, but with such a delicate material that is to be expected. The board and storage is very nice.

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    april221984 Mar 5, 2012
  • Cute but very poor quality.
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    I was very dissatisfied with this product. The moment I opened and pulled it out of the tiny box it arrived in I knew I would be sending it back. It was really unfortunate because it was supposed to be a Christmas gift for my husband and there was no way I would present it to him. I sent it back and ordered an electronic one instead. The pieces looked as though they were hand carved by a child and the fabric on the bottom of the pieces were glued on wrong and hung over the edges of the pieces. Not recommended for a gift of any special occasion.

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    jesusfreak2 Jan 22, 2012
  • I was hoping for more
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    I was a little disappointed with the chess set. I was expecting it to be nicer. The pieces are pretty small, and not very well carved. Kind of like you would expect if someone carved a thousand of them a day. The case is pretty cheaply made, too; especially the fabric on the interior. I ordered it as a gift for my adult son, and once it arrived I realized that I could not give him that. I went to the mall and bought a nicer carved wooden chess set, although I did end up paying more for it

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    wigglyone Jan 11, 2011
  • great product
    Verified Purchase

    This was bought as a gift for my husband who has lost his previous chess set in a move. This is a beautiful replacement and he and our son fully enjoy it!

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    stephanie02131980 Jan 15, 2008
  • good set
    Verified Purchase

    The pieces and board of this chess set are very cool! It is a very attractive chess set, especially for the price. It was quite the deal in my opinion! Most chess sets I looked at were much more expensive. The inside padding that keeps the chess pieces in place was pretty cheap and did not look as nice as the rest of the set but it does its job in keeping the pieces nice and organized. Love this set!

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    dutchy1921 Jul 3, 2010

Questions & Answers

  • Q:

    "Why did you choose this product?"

    • A:

      Our grandson wants to play chess with us and I want a board that looks OK, is big enough to use but easy to store the pieces. This one looked good and there was no shipping charge.

    • A:

      fair trade

    • A:

      gift for my nephew's new house.

    • A:

      Just a really nice chess set. great case style and very nice when set up and not being played.

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  • Q:

    "How big are the actual pieces to the chess set?"

    • A:

      Pieces range from 1 3/4" to 2 3/4" high.

    • A:

      King is 2 1/2 inches, pawn is 1 1/4 inches according to the ruler I own.

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  • Q:

    "What are the dimensions on this set?"

    • A:

      The dimensions are 2 inches x 12 inches x 12 inches.

Shipping & Returns

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** Most Oversize orders are delivered within 1-4 weeks. Some orders may take 6 weeks to be delivered.

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