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Providing a leisurely challenge, this chess set from India carries a regal vibe. Gulam Rasool works with black and white marble to diligently hand-carve each individual piece, laying within the polyester velvet lining of the cherry red storage box. The box's bottom panel lift up to reveal a removable marble chess board, making for the perfect home set and travel accessory.
Close to his eightieth birthday, Gulam continues the art he learned from his elders. His father was an marble carver and jali artisan honored with the state award for excellence. Gulam has been honored with the same distinction. He still works alongside his son and other artisans to whom he has taught this art and treasures the role he plays in continuing this important Indian artistic tradition.
Nearing his eighth decade, Gulam continues to provide for his family, especially his grandchildren.