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The Ambawari Gold Painted Buffalo bone chess set
The Ambawari Gold Painted Buffalo bone chess set
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This is a one of a kind hand carved, handpainted chess set in buffalo bone.

Featuring a 6" King with base dimensions of 3 1/4" x  2" wih green felt pads, this 32 piece set was made around 50 years ago in Southern India. If you’re a player of the Game of Kings, you’re sure to love this exquisite Rajasthani chess set, for it is truly a chess set fit for a King. The individual pieces of this unique chess set are works of art, which complement each other perfectly.

The pictures show all six pieces from differing angles and as can be seen the detail in the carving and painting is extraordinary. In keeping with the regal history of this game, this Rajasthani chess set depicts two armies ready to face each other in battle.

Each King and Queen piece is 6” high and is carved and painted to show a large elephant bearing a royal howdah, shaped like a peacock, on its back. The Kings and Queens are not shown in this set; the symbolic howdah, on the elephant’s back, indicates their presence.

The pieces represent two armies of Rajasthan and are painted to show uniforms and turbans, in red and green colours. The pawns are carved as foot soldiers, bearing arms. The Rooks are fighters seated on camels, the Knights are riders mounted on horseback and the Bishops are warriors carried by elephants. The fine painting, on each carefully carved piece, clearly depicts the features of the animals and their riders and details the clothing and weaponry of the fighters. 

As is typical of decoration chess pieces, no chessboard is supplied with this set.



List Price: $2,950.00

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Price: $1,650.00
2,149.95 CAD 1,464.21 EUR 1,315.88 GBP

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