Bone Chess Set
Bone chess sets are hand carved camel bone, carefully and meticulously laid in place. Each square is different, making every board unique. Likewise, the chess pieces are handmade, carved in the traditional Staunton chess style. This beautiful chess board and chess pieces are of the highest quality, possess perfect symmetry, and ornate beauty.
This chess set is made of black and coral colored camel bone. These colors create a pure, authentic look, much like the original chess sets of the Staunton style from London. The black bone continues into the border. The pieces have a simplistic, yet elegant design. The board is 20” wide and the king stands approximately 3.5” tall. The set comes with a blue velvet case to individual hold each piece.
Your Set Includes
20” Marble Board
64 Square Tiles- 32 Black and 32 Coral
32 Hand carved chess pieces
Chess originated in northwest India, where its early form in the 6th century was known as chaturaṅga, meaning four divisions. This included the infantry, cavalry, elephants, and chariotry, which evolved into the modern pawn, knight, bishop, and rook. The gmae spread eastward and westward along the Silk Road reaching Western Europe and Russia by the 9th century. By the year 1000, it had spread throughout both Muslim Iberia and Latin Europe. Chaturaṅga was taken up by the Muslim world after the conquest of Persia where it was renamed. The word "checkmate" is derived from the Persian shāh māt meaning "the king is helpless". Around 1200, the rules of shatranj started to be modified in southern Europe, and around 1475, several major changes made the game essentially as it is known today.
Bone Chess Set- Black and Coral- Bone Chess Board with Pieces- 20"