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Hand Carved Soapstone Animal Chess Board


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This soapstone chess set is crafted by African artisans in Western Kenya using traditional techniques. Hand Carved Soapstone Animal Chess Board is a unique and intricate artwork that will impress any chess enthusiast. The board is made of soapstone, a soft and easily carved mineral used for centuries to create beautiful and ornate sculptures. The chess pieces are hand-carved and depict various animals, adding charm and personality to the game. The chess pieces are made of the same soapstone material and have been carefully crafted to represent different animals, including elephants, lions, and horses. The attention to detail on each piece is awe-inspiring, with intricate details and a realistic depiction of each animal. This chessboard would make an excellent gift for any chess lover or collector and will be a conversation starter wherever it is displayed. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, this Hand Carved Soapstone Animal Chess Board will bring a new level of enjoyment to your favorite game. So, it can be a perfect fit for decoration and playing purposes.

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    Hand Carved Soapstone Animal Chess Set 15 Board.

    Crafted by African artisans in Western Kenya using traditional techniques, this soapstone chess set will become a conversation piece during play or on display! The board is 14 – 15 inches square and inlaid with pink and white soapstone. Each piece is hand-carved in either pink or white soapstone. Due to the natural characteristics of soapstone, the colors will vary. The game pieces are approximately 2.25 to 3.5 inches tall.

    Product Features:

    • Board measures approximately 14 – 15 inches and is .25-inch high.
    • A natural stone, color variations are expected and enjoyed for the one-of-a-kind beauty.
    • Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary slightly.
    • Soapstone is soft, making it easy to carve into many forms. Handle with care to avoid breakage.
    • Each piece has undergone multiple sanding and waxing stages, giving the soapstone a satiny finish.
    • Socially responsible products empower consumers to purchase according to their values and help alleviate global poverty.
    • Fair Trade is an alternative business model that values safe workplaces, fair wages, and community investment for factory employees.

    Story Behind the Art:

    Each sculpture is artfully hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone, found only in the hills of southwestern Kenya. Mining the soapstone from surface hills is labor-intensive, using little to no machinery. Laborers work with shovels, picks, axes, and machetes to carve out large soapstone chunks carved into beautiful art. ​

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