Makonde Chess Set 1- 80mm King
Featuring a full set of hand carved tribal themed chess men. Made by the East African tribe 'Makonde'. Made of hard yellow wood and the darker colour African Blackwood which has a very nice rosewood tint. Rook as a thatched hut, knight as a giraffe's head. The king and bishop are distinguished by their head-gear. The queen carries the traditional water jar upon her head.
Each piece is a mini sculpture, each piece 100% hand carved, countless hours making a full set of 32 pieces.
King Height: 80mm
15:75 Inch Chessboard- Mahogany and Sycamore
Beech wood felt lined split compartmental box.
These pieces are vintage and very collectible. Dating 1950/60. They are in pristine Museum condition and would make an exceptional family heirloom