Handcrafted Chess Set
Board size: 25 x 25 inches & Bag size: 10 x 10 inches
Naturally dyed cotton and thread
Black & white and multicolour threads. Colours on the actual product may vary slightly.
Chess is said to have originated in India more than 1600 years ago. Its origins are linked to a 4th-century game Chaturanga. Legend has it that once there was a king Balhait, who believed that war was a great way of inculcating values such as valour, decision-making, endurance and circumspection. So he requested a Sage, Sissa to invent a game based on war. It was Sage Sissa who then came up with Chaturanga, ‘Chatur’ means four and ‘Anga’ means divisions of ancient Indian armies which included - infantry, cavalry, elephantry and chariotry. The pieces which we see today in modern chessboards such as pawn, knight, bishop and rook developed from these 4 divisions.
This Chess game set is a mini quilt covered with patchwork and embroidery done by artisans from Kutch, Gujarat who specialize in the beautiful Suf and Khareek embroidery art. Even the pieces are soft toys handcrafted using fabric.
Quantity: 1 game set with 1 fabric chessboard and 32 handcrafted player pieces.
Colour Info: Black, white and multicolour threads. Colours on the actual product may vary slightly.
Care Instructions: Dry clean only.
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