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Wood and leather chess set, 'African Challenge' - Handcrafted African Wood and Leather Chess Set Curate

Product ID: 112805

Handcrafted African Wood and Leather Chess Set, "African Challenge"

Chess pieces take up the challenge for a peaceful battle on the playing field.... more

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Chess pieces take up the challenge for a peaceful battle on the playing field. Intricately carved from sese wood, red warriors vie with black on a tooled leather playing field. Francis Agbete crafts the set by hand and lines it in velvet. The board is a box to store the pieces when not in use.

  • 0.82 kgs
  • 1.8 lbs
  • Chessboard: 7 cm H x 31 cm W x 31 cm D
  • Chessboard: 2.8" H x 12.25" W x 12.25" D
  • Tallest piece: 7 cm H x 2 cm W x 2 cm D
  • Tallest piece: 2.8" H x 0.8" W x 0.8" D

  • Sese wood and leather
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Francis Agbete has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $500 and the most recent for $1050. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of ebony wood, leather, brass, polish and sandpaper to increase production.

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

Product Reviews By Customers

6 Testimonials for Francis Agbete


I wanted elephants as the are in the wild, decorated to please an audience. They are wonderful.



The beautiful chess set ""Tribal Warfare"" is a wonderful addition to my home! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us. My home is so much richer!


Pennsylvania/ USA

Hello Francis, I just received my African Fan Jewelry box and I absolutely love it!! The tooled leather is beautiful and quality is wonderful. I can't wait to display it. Thank you for creating such wonderful, functional art! Melanie from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA