Small African Tribal Chess Set - Zulu / Ndebele
Small African Tribal Chess Set - Zulu / Ndebele
Small African Tribal Chess Set - Zulu / Ndebele
Small African Tribal Chess Set - Zulu / Ndebele
Small African Tribal Chess Set - Zulu / Ndebele
Small African Tribal Chess Set - Zulu / Ndebele

Small African Tribal Chess Set - Zulu / Ndebele

  • $167.40



Buy this beautiful small and lower cost version of our original African tribal chess set from Amazing Africa Gifts with hand-painted chess pieces based on the Zulu and Ndebele tribes along with an intricately designed chess board. The chess pieces are crafted from polystone. This piece of African art makes the perfect gift or decor collectable for all who love Africa and its diverse history and cultures.

The small themed tribal chess pieces consist of the following with a dark and light base for opposing sides:

  • The king - Ndebele chief/Zulu chief
  • The queen - Ndebele matron/Zulu matron
  • The knight - cheetah/lioness
  • The bishop - Ndebele witchdoctor/Zulu sangoma
  • The rook/castle - Ndebele hut/Zulu hut
  • The pawn – Ndebele warrior/Zulu warrior

Amazing Africa Gifts crafting and material details

Both the set’s chess pieces and board frame are cast by hand in polystone (a unique mixture of crushed stone and resin) and painted by hand in incredible detail by our exceptionally talented team of South African artists using high-quality Winsor and Newton oil paints. The wooden chess board itself is also carved by hand, as are the molds that are used for the chess pieces. The molds for the pieces in the small set are exactly the same design as in the larger set and are made to scale using 3D printing. The pieces in the smaller set are also cast and painted by hand.

The board squares are hand carved from koto and cherry wood, and then treated in accordance with international import standards and requirements. The board is then set in its polystone frame which boasts a stunning African design.

Each set (board, pieces and frame) takes approximately nine (9) hours to be crafted from start to finish by our extremely skilled and talented artisans and craftspeople, with some time allocated during the process for the paint to dry.

Chess Set Sizes (including board):

Tallest piece height

7.7 cm

Smallest piece height 4 cm

Chess piece base

2 cm

Chess Board (if included)

29cm x 29cm x 3cm

Chess playing squares

3 cm x 3 cm

Packed size (incl & excl board)

37cm x 37cm x 10cm

Packed weight (including board)

2.5 kg

This small version of our tribal chess pieces and board is based on our original design but created to smaller proportions for our clients who would like to either purchase a smaller board or a lower cost gift.


Packaging:

We take the utmost care in packing our gorgeous chess sets, such that they are delivered to you safely and in their entirety after the shipping process.

Every individual chess piece is set in their own box-dye cut foam holder, accompanied by extra foam top and bottom covers for the set as a whole. Additionally, the wooden board is wrapped in bubble wrap so that it can absorb any shock while in transit, without sustaining any damage.

The complete set is placed in a sturdy double-walled cardboard box which contains polystyrene packing peanuts which further protect the chess set during shipping. While we take the greatest care to ensure that the set gets to you in one piece, we know that accidents do happen – so, if any pieces arrived damaged, we will replace them entirely at no cost to you.

FREE SHIPPING FOR USA:

We offer free shipping for USA customers for order over $50. Please note that for customers in other countries shipping will be calculated on checkout. Please refer to our shipping policies page for further details.

SALES TAX, VAT, AND CUSTOMS DUTY

Please note the above price excludes sales tax, VAT or customs or import duties. United States customers will have sales tax added upon checkout where required, and South African clients will have VAT added. For the rest of the world you may incur import duties that are for your account.

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