Hand carved by estimeed African artisan Jeremiah Ola, our Yoruba Wooden Chess figures are so dinstinct, you may be tempted to leave them untouched rather than challenge an adversary to a friendly match. Once you feel the weight and quality of the pieces in your hand, however, we think you’ll be convinced to give it a try. West African Yoruba art is among only a few artistic traditions that exists today much as it did during its inception in the 1300s. The Yoruba region is heralded as one of the most complex cultures in sub-Saharan Africa. Jeremiah carves each Wooden Chess set from wood harvested from thorns, enormous trees found deep in the forests of Nigeria. African artisans have been harvesting their wood for centuries to create unique, solid wood art pieces.
Striking and remarkably distinct, these chess pieces are a tribal art masterpiece. Each piece is carefully casted and set using bronze to reveal the artists interpretations of the rich West African culture You may be tempted to leave them untouched rather than challenge an adversary to a friendly match. Once you feel the weight and quality of the pieces in your hand, however, we think you’ll be convinced to give it a try...

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