The chess set is entirely hand-carved with the precision, care and attention to detail that comes with decades of artisanal experience in mastering Central Asian woodcarving techniques. Inspired by pre-Islamic mythical figures and the cultural artefacts of the remote parts of eastern Afghanistan, the 32 figures in the chess set are carefully hand-carved from walnut and hand-painted with exuberant acrylic colours. A unique piece, it serves both as a board game as well as a collectable work of art." />

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The chess set is entirely hand-carved with the precision, care and attention to detail that comes with decades of artisanal experience in mastering Central Asian woodcarving techniques. Inspired by pre-Islamic mythical figures and the cultural artefacts of the remote parts of eastern Afghanistan, the 32 figures in the chess set are carefully hand-carved from walnut and hand-painted with exuberant acrylic colours. A unique piece, it serves both as a board game as well as a collectable work of art.

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Type: Chess Set
Dimensions: 56 L x 56 W x 7.5 H cm
Material: American walnut, acrylic paint
Date: 2022

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