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Handcrafted Black and White Marble Chess Set from India, "Royal Leisure"

byGulam Rasool: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (183)
Providing a leisurely challenge, this chess set from India carries a regal vibe.... more

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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.

  • 2.85 kgs
  • 6.3 lbs
  • Box: 6 cm H x 25.5 cm W x 25.5 cm D
  • Box: 2.4" H x 10" W x 10" D
  • Chess board: 1.5 cm H x 22.5 cm W x 22.5 cm D
  • Chess board: 0.6" H x 8.75" W x 8.75" D
  • Largest piece: 4.2 cm L x 2 cm W
  • Largest piece: 1.7" L x 0.8" W

  • Marble, MDF; polyester lining
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Warning: Choking Hazard. Small parts -- not for children under 3 years.
  • Made in India.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Indiaicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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183

From Australia

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06/02/2021

"Stunning and Unique"

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Absolutely stunning. Gulams mother elephant is an amazing artwork, gorgeous to look at, display, hold. When I first unwrapped it, I was in awe of its beauty. It gives me great pleasure to see it on my mantle every day and everybody that sees it loves it. I have loved each piece I have purchased from Gulam. I highly recommended Gulam as an amazing, unique artist and craftsman

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elephant cultural sculpture

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  • home decor

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Dan

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05/31/2021

"Beautiful Piece."

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Very well made. Looks beautful with a tea light candle illuminating our book shelf.

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From Ballston Spa, NY USA

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02/23/2021

"Wonderful craftsmanship!"

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This is an amazing piece with a tiny owl, inside another owl and that owl is inside yet another, and you can see all three. I cherish mine.

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statue stone carving fragile beautiful

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02/22/2021

"A wonderful Soft light"

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I now have about 10 pieces made by this artisan and this might be my favorite! I love lighting them and the glow they leave is just magic!

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  • A soft glow in the evening, centerpiece for dining

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02/13/2021

"Very very pretty"

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This is even more gorgeous in person. The work is so detailed and well made.

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02/09/2021

"Sopstone owl pair a wise purchase choice :)"

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I love this pair of Sopstone oil burners! Packaging from India was amazing- no way that these little guys were going to break in transit. Natural color variation in each of the owls is awesome (beautiful patterns), and the Jali carving is top-notch. The base of each owl glows with candlelight- just as shown in the photo. Oil basins work perfectly for heating aromatics. The soapstone gets quite hot, so be careful while the owls are in use (be sure to position them on a heat-safe surface while burning). Also, be sure to keep an eye on the volume of fluid remaining in the oil basins if you burn over an extended period of time (if burning essential oils in water, the water can evaporate quickly). Awesome. I love everything about them. Would absolutely purchase a second time and recommend to friends. I own several items by this same artist, and plan on purchasing future works from him as well.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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 craft, and treasures the role he plays in continuing this important Indian artistic tradition.

Gulam Rasool has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $400 and the most recent for $1800.

Nearing his eighth decade, master stone sculptor Gulam Rasool continues to provide for his family, especially his grandchildren.

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

Gulam is proud to be able to help provide for his grandchildren's education.

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