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11 Inch Hand Carved Marble Chess Set Mexico, "Sophisticate"

bySierra Family: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (60)
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Starkly contrasting colors reflect the seriousness of the contests played on this handcrafted chess set. A sophisticated combination of gray and black marble makes an elegant design. Carefully crafted by the Sierra family, this handsome game set typifies Mexican artistry.

  • 3.40 kgs
  • 7.5 lbs
  • 1.3 cm H x 27 cm W x 27 cm D
  • 0.5" H x 10.75" W x 10.75" D
  • Largest piece: 5.8 cm H x 2 cm Diam.
  • Largest piece: 2.3" H x 0.8" Diam.
  • Smallest piece: 3.5 cm H x 2 cm Diam.
  • Smallest piece: 1.4" H x 0.8" Diam.

  • Marble
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Velvet paper backing
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

Reviews by Customers

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Total reviews

60

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12/21/2016

"Looking forward to giving this as a gift"

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Beautiful colors and workmanship. Classy enough to leave out on display and nice size. I bought this as a gift for my son-in-law and I cant wait to give it too him.

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Sophisticate, 11 Inch Hand Carved Marble Chess Set Mexico

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09/18/2020

"This is a beautifully designed and crafted set!"

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I originally ordered it for my son and daughter-in-law, but will order a second one for them... I cant part with it! The square tile itself is lovely, and I have it on display in my dining room. The little pieces, (Xs and Os) need a little container to match the quality of the set... Ive got mine currently in a tiny hand-made ceramic bowl, stowed in a drawer, but it would be ideal for them to fit into a tiny box made of onyx (or wood), that could sit on top of the little square tile... Dont you think? I looked through my own extensive collection of tiny hand-made boxes, and didnt have one. (Im an artist and a designer who can not stop designing!)

Best Uses

  • Having on hand for family or friends get-together, once we are out of this dire social isolation!

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Verified Reviewer

09/15/2020

"beautiful"

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I was impressed with this beautiful piece and it was packaged nicely to keep it safe during shipping. I would purchase this again!

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09/06/2020

"A lovely addition to my meditation table"

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I like to light a beeswax tea light when I do my meditative reading and sitting. I like the onyx feel better than the ceramic holder I had before, and it is more subdued than glass holders. The eight-pointed star is an interesting design choice, which I am enjoying.

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  • Meditation table

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Verified Reviewer

07/22/2020

"Beautiful!"

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Absolutely beautiful. Great gift idea and great family game for any time. We love ours and play with it often. Beautifully and artistically made.

Best Uses

  • Gift or gift to self family

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Verified Reviewer

07/17/2020

"Truly beautiful work"

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Its as decorative as it is useful. (We play a lot of board games right now!)

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist is currently confronting a major life challenge.

Sierra Family has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2500 and the most recent for $3800. Proceeds were used to purchase marble and onyx in bulk for her chess sets.

Odette has left a profound impact in her community and has successfully tripled the growth of her workshop from her first six months at NOVICA.

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

Odette has provided work for incredible people to aid in creating the art in her workshop.

Odette learned her craft from community members in her home town.

 
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