X Large Hand Carved Natural Soapstone Tribal Chess Set + BOARD 46X46 cm. Complete set (32 pieces + BOARD). Highest king is 15 cm.
Queen is about 13 cm. All pieces are individually handcrafted and hand carved therefore none will look the same!
All have slight different finishing touches/shapes and sizes. The carving is fine and clear, in comparison to other soapstone chess pieces. Really heavy in weight and very solid in the hand. The complete box will be heavy and packed securely. I cannot accept a return based on the pieces not being uniform as described clearly.
If you know about handcrafted chess sets, you will understand. See photos for more information. Soapstone is a metamorphic rock consisting mostly of the mineral talc. It is a relatively soft stone, a calcium carbonate.
There are 3 different kinds, white being the softest, peach pink and black. As the talc in soapstone is soft to the touch, it gives you the smooth feeling of rubbing a piece of dry soap. Thus, the name was derived as soap stone.
Just to be clear, however no, you cant wash with it and it won`t produce any soap suds! Kisii stone is a specific type of soapstone that can range from 300 to 400 million years old.
Kisii in south western Kenya is where most of the worlds soapstone originates. A vibrant town of approximately 180,000 people located in the Nyanza region of the country.The town is 192 miles to the west of Kenyas capital city, Nairobi. Soapstone quarrying takes place in the hills around Tabaka, south west of Kisii town. Over many generations the local people have learned to carve beautiful artifacts from the stone and have come to rely on it as one of their major sources of income. The item "Extra Large Hand Carved Natural Soapstone Animal Chess Set + Board 18''x18'" is in sale since Tuesday, March 23, 2021.
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