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Handmade Painted Chess Set

Painted Chess SetDimensions : 20 X 20 Inches

If you’re a player of the Game of Kings, you’re sure to love this exquisite Rajasthani chess set, for it is truly a chess set fit for a King. The board and the individual pieces of this unique chess set are works of art, which complement each other perfectly.

Chess is believed to have developed in India, from a medieval game called Chatur-anga, or “four-sectioned” for the different divisions of the army – Kings and Queens on chariots, noblemen on elephants, cavalry and foot soldiers.

It was played by royalty as a study of strategy and warfare and was therefore known as the Game of Kings.

In keeping with the regal history of this game, this Rajasthani chess set depicts two armies ready to face each other in battle. The beautiful, Kadam wood board, varnished to show light and dark brown squares, is a large 20”x 20” size, providing ample space for the movement of the exquisitely carved and painted pieces.

Each wooden piece in this set is intricately carved and painted in minute detail. The pieces represent two armies of Rajasthan and are painted to show uniforms and turbans, in red and green colours. The pawns are carved as foot soldiers, bearing arms. The Rooks are fighters seated on camels, the Knights are riders mounted on horseback and the Bishops are warriors carried by elephants. The fine painting, on each carefully carved piece, clearly depicts the features of the animals and their riders and details the clothing and weaponry of the fighters.

Each King and Queen piece is 4” high and is carved and painted to show a large elephant bearing a royal howdah, shaped like a peacock, on its back. The Kings and Queens are not shown in this set; the symbolic howdah, on the elephant’s back, indicates their presence.

All the pieces have felt bases, for ease of movement on the polished board. When not in use, they can be stored in the velvet-lined, lockable, wooden box, in which they will be sent to you. The large chess board folds in the middle, for ease of storage and transportation. This exquisite chess set will be carefully packed and sent to you by courier, so that it reaches you, in perfect condition, at the earliest.

If you’re a chess lover, this regal Rajasthani chess set is sure to add to your enjoyment of this absorbing game. If not, this set is sure to enhance the beauty of your home, make an excellent conversation piece, and could well be your introduction to the fascinating Game of Kings…

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