This unique and exotic chess set is hand carved in the Carpathian mountains of Europe, and makes an excellent light weight travel companion. Players on the go will especially appreciate this distinctive folding travel chess set. Notice the intricate detail given to the crowns of the King and Queen, and the markings along the chessmen's base. The contrasting colors topping the Kings and Queens are strictly traditional; yet they, along with the delicately highlighted filigrees on the bases of the pieces, lend this set a truly unique appearance. The entire chess set has been hand decorated with a specialized carving and burning technique. This fine chess set includes a wood chess board which doubles as a storage container for the chess pieces - the carrying case not only protects the pieces but also opens to serve as an algebraic chessboard!
The King is a serious 2.5 inches tall and is, like each of the chess pieces, made from Beech wood - known for its fine grain and excellent finish. The chess board is decorated on the borders for display at home or in the office. The interior of the storage compartment is lined with green felt which cushions the chess pieces for easy and safe transport. And of course the bottom of each piece is felt-covered to protect the wooden chess board from scratches. This chess set is wonderfully detailed, unique and decorative - small enough for travel and large enough for comfortable playing.
King Height: 2.5inches
Case Folded: 14 x 7 x 2 inches
Unfolded: 14 x 14 x 2 inches