Handmade Soapstone 'Royal Contest' Chess Set (India)

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ITEM#: 17217942

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

A superb combination of materials makes this chess set a beautiful addition to any setting. By Rakesh Pathak in India, the set features a playing field of polished soapstone set into a wood box as hand-carved soapstone chess pieces face one another.

Product Features:
  • Colors: Brown, white, black, gold
  • Materials: Soapstone, MDF
  • Metal: Brass
  • Weight: 58 grams
  • Box: 1.4 inches high x 6.3 inches wide x 6.3 inches deep
  • Tallest piece: 1.2 inches long x 0.6 inches wide

Story Behind the Art:
Rakesh Pathak from Jaipur believes he was born with a strong creative instinct. 'Ever since I was a little boy, I have always enjoyed creating things with my hands. I mastered the art of wood carving during my six-year apprenticeship with a reputed craftsman in Delhi. I remember this period of my life as an amazing experience, though time came to venture out and set up my own workshop. Eventually I was able to offer employment to a few more craftsmen.'

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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.


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Material Brass, MDF, Stone
Type Chess
Country of Origin India
Gender Female, Male, Unisex
Product Features Handmade
Worldstock Worldstock
Dimensions Box: 1.4 inches high x 6.3 inches wide x 6.3 inches deep; Tallest piece: 1.2 inches long x 0.6 inches wide
Model Number 158562
Country of Origin India

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