Hand Carved African Chess Set
See below for our selection of Hand Carved African Chess!
Hand Carved is a way of working wood with a cutting tool (knife) in one hand, or a chisel with two hands, or one hand on a chisel and one hand on a hammer, creating a wooden figure or statuette, or in the sculptural ornamentation one Wooden object. The term can also refer to the finished product, from individual sculptures to handcrafted molded parts that are part of a tracery.
This African handmade chess set is the perfect blend of tradition and modernity.
The beautifully crafted wooden pieces are designed to represent different members from around Malawi, who are known for their fine ebony carvings- just one more example of how culture influences design across borders!
Imagine being able to carry with you everywhere an image of your culture on this board, untouched for centuries and still radiating its original magic-the way only old boards can do!
The African handcrafted chess set from Malawi is one such piece; made out of sturdy trees grown deep within forests which have been carved into abstract forms representing each individual member/family group within these ancient tribespeople’s society.
The African Big 5 chess set is a one-of-a-kind handmade piece that will make any game more interesting.
The animals on the pieces each represent an opposing team and have been intricately hand-painted with precision, using only quality oil paints for their detailed work of artistry!
Expertly crafted by African artisans, this chess set features an animal theme and comes in a sturdy double-walled box with dye-cut padding.
The pieces are made of high-quality Polystone (resin & stone) that has been carefully polished to give it porcelain-like gloss; they also hand paint each one using only the finest oils for detail work!
Wrapping It Up
Did you know chess is played by two players, each starting with one king, one queen, two rooks, two bishops, two knights, and eight pawns in a chess set of thirty-two chess pieces in two colours on a chessboard. A chess box, chess clock, and chess table are common chess accessories that come with a chess set. Chess sets come in a wide range of styles, many of which are more beautiful than functional. The Staunton chess set is recommended or essential for tournament play.