Handcarved Wood Chess Set, "Paradise"
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The secret dream of every chess player has been shaped by the talented hands of Balinese artisans. Each piece, inspired in the mythological characters of the Indonesian pantheon, is a captivating assortment of details, while the table depicts a scene of paradise. Made of kepelan (magnolia) wood in the workshop of Ketut Sandi, this extraordinary set will be the field for fiercely fought rational battles.
- 2.20 kgs
- 4.9 lbs
- Table: 24.9 cm H x 50 cm W x 50 cm D
- Table: 9.75" H x 19.75" W x 19.75" D
- Folded: 15 cm H x 49 cm W x 24 cm D
- Folded: 6" H x 19.25" W x 9.5" D
- Largest piece: 9.4 cm H x 2.2 cm W x 2.1 cm D
- Largest piece: 3.7" H x 0.9" W x 0.8" D
- Smallest piece: 4.8 cm H x 1.5 cm W x 1.3 cm D
- Smallest piece: 1.9" H x 0.6" W x 0.5" D
Ketut Sandi has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1200 and the most recent for $1200. Proceeds were used to stock up on the wood he needs for his hand-carved artistry.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.