This is a particularly elegant example of the Arab "shatranj" style of chess pieces, which existed throughout Persia, the Islamic world, and Europe, for about a thousand years. This set has been given a rich redwood color on one side, with a rugged bone finish on the light pieces.
The pieces are hand crafted, made of durable Hydrostone, colored and coated with acrylic media. The king stands 2 inches high, with a 1 3/4 inch base. The entire set of pieces alone weighs approx. Included is an uncheckered vinyl mat, 21 x 21 inches, with the playing surface photographically reproduces from an authentic Ottoman Empire chessboard, circa 1700. Notice that this playing surface has the ancient traditional'ashtpapada' markings -- 16 specific squares marked, in this case, with a flower design.Everything you need to know is included, to play chess in the ancient style of chess as it was played in India, Persia, Arabia, and Medieval Europe. A Unique, Hand Crafted Collector's Item. The exact detail and staining be different with every set, not exactly as the set pictured here. Each set is hand crafted and individually finished. These pieces are guaranteed for durability and excellence in quality. This marvelous replica is available. Times vary to other countries. The item "ANCIENT CHESS SHATRANJ with LARGE 21 inch VINYL PLAYING MAT K=2 inches (M352)" is in sale since Friday, February 19, 2021. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Games\Chess\Contemporary Chess". The seller is "rickofricks" and is located in Sarasota, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.