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Leather Chess Sets

Welcome to NOVICA’s Leather Chess Set Collection. Handcrafted from fine leather by local artisans from the Andes and West Africa, each of these outstanding chess sets is given it’s own native take on the age-old game.

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Leather Chess Sets

History tells us that the game of chess began around the year 600 in the border area between Afghanistan and Persia. It was then introduced to Europe in the 9th Century by traders retuning from the Middle East. Since then it has become the most popular board game in the world, played everywhere from the earthen floors of mountain huts, to neighborhood watering holes and even the international stage of the World Chess Championships. Artists and artisans across the globe have developed their own versions of the game’s pieces, giving them unique themes of local origin and even making the pieces from local materials, everything from exotic woods to hand tooled leather. NOVICA’s superb Leather Chess Sets will add a touch of elegance to the home of any chess player, while making a great conversation piece for the non-player and native craft lover as well.
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