This listing is for a handmade tribal chess set, cold cast in gypsum and finished in old chess gold and copper antique effect (Chess pieces only) .
The chess set pieces are a replica of an antique chess set that was hand carved sometime around the 1940's.
These chess sets were popular in the 30's and 40's and were made in Africa to be sold in the tourist markets and bazaars of Egypt, and from there onward to the rest of the world.
The chess set pieces have a lot of the hand carved markings associated with a hand carved artwork. The original chess pieces were carved in wood and then treated using local pigments. .
This is quite a substantial chess set and I absolutely love it. It really is a fine example of these types of chess pieces. I can actually easily see it sitting in the study of Indiana Jones.
The dimensions of the individual chess pieces are approximate due to the hand carved nature of the original chess set and are as follows:
King 12 cms tall with a 3 cm oval base
Queen 12 cms tall with a 3 cm oval base
Bishop 9.5 cms with a 3 cm rectangular base
Knight is just under 7 cms tall with a rectangular base measuring 3.5 cms by 2 cms.
The Rook is just over 8 cms tall with an oval base measuring aprox 3.5cms by 2.5 cms.
The pawns are 5.5 cms with a 2 cm base (aprox)
As well as enjoying the aesthetic quality of playing chess with such a beautiful chess set, the act of playing chess itself has been linked to a variety of health benefits and is said to help develop perspective, improve memory, increase intelligence, deepen focus, elevate creativity, boost planning skills, increase self-awareness, protect against dementia, help ADHD and reduce panic attack symptoms.
With so many positives to playing chess it is hardly surprizing that so many more people are making playing chess a part of their daily lives, so why not do it in style with a beautiful handmade Tribal chess set from MourneStudios.This listing is for the chess pieces only. The board is not part of this sale and is used for display purposes only, however we will be offering a range of cold cast hand painted chess boards in the coming months.
This chess set is beautifully rendered and is a great addition to any chess collection.
If the colours are not what you are looking for but you really like the set, then drop me a message as I am happy to offer a customization on any of the sets available at MourneStudios.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
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My chess pieces are made from a polymer enhanced gypsum .
Unfortunately once an item has been dispatched I have little or no control over what happens on it's journey to you. All of my items are now sent with full tracking provided which will help with resolving any postal issues in the unlikely event that something goes wrong (delays, customs hold ups etc). I'm always happy to step in and help you resolve the issue.
Absolutely yes. Anything that is available from our shop can be combined in a way that suits your needs. I'm always happy to work with a customer so that they can get exactly the chess set that they want.
What you can expect from MourneStudios is to be updated every step of the way with the process of making, and dispatching etc. I will always be honest and give you realistic time frames for the completion of your purchase and will stay in touch throughout the whole process and beyond.
It is my personal goal to ensure that every customer is more than happy with both the art works that we offer and the level of service we provide.
My vision for MourneStudios is that I am able to grow my business into a long term venture offering a diverse and eclectic mixture of hand crafted works and in order to do that I will be going to extra mile for all of my customers.
Sometimes buying things online can lack the personal touch. When it comes to hand crafted artwork, I for one like to talk to the person who created the work that I am interested in buying.
Not everybody feels like that, but for those people who do, I am more than happy to arrange a whatsapp call or even a zoom video call to take any questions that you might have about anything from our shop.
It offers another level of reassurance to my customers and can sometimes help them to make more informed decisions about what they are buying.
So, if that is you, all you have to do is to send us a message and I will get back to you to arrange a time and date that suits you for the call.
Yes!! All chess pieces come with high quality felt bases as standard, However, not everybody wants their chess pieces with felt bases as it removes the sound of the piece touching the board, and if you would rather not have felt bases added we are more than happy to accommodate. If that's you, simply add a note at checkout to say that you would rather not have the bases and I shall make it so.
In most cases your order will be ready much sooner than that, however it depends on how many orders we are working on at that time.
3-4 weeks is the maximum time that an order should take but we do aim to have your order ready much sooner if it is at all possible.
If you need your order to be ready by a particular date and you drop us a message to let us know beforehand, we will do our best to accommodate you and will let you know before you place your order if that date is possible from our end of things.
Very well packed indeed. We want to you get your order in the condition that it leaves our studio. Each chess piece will be individually wrapped in bubble wrap and placed in a thick cardboard box with plenty of extra packing to ensure that it absorbs any bumps along the way.
If your order does not arrive in perfect condition we will replace any of the broken items at no cost to yourself (including postage and packing).
It is our goal here at MourneStudios to ensure that you are more than happy with your order and will do whatever we can to make sure that that happens.
Generally speaking the answer to that is yes, however at busier times such as Christmas etc we will make some of our more popular sets in preparation for Christmas postal times and things like that.
You absolutely can. If you have a custom request I will gladly work with you to source the colors and styles that you want. I really do want you to have the best customer experience you can with MourneStudios. We really are here to help.
Apr 22, 2021
Stunning, beautifully crafted pieces with maneuverable size and weight. I'm very happy with this set.
Nov 13, 2020
These are very nice. The seller was in constant communication, which was very nice.