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Whirling dervishes chess set

Inspired by pre-Islamic mythical figures and cultural artefacts from remote parts of Eastern Afghanistan, each chess piece is hand carved and hand painted to form a unique set. The twisting body of each figure evokes the Sufi dance of whirling dervishes.

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Artisan Naseer Yasna & Hedieh Wojgani Woodcarver

From their workshop in London, the creative duo draw on traditional Iranian and Afghan wood carving techniques to create their eye-catching furniture and game sets.