Handcarved Wood Chess Set, "The Sea"
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Carved from local cempaka wood, each detail of this chess set by Ketut Sandi complements the intricacy of the game. The pieces represent figures and deities of the sea, alluring in their finned tails and enduring expressions. Stylized fish legs support the table, its checkerboard surrounded by meticulous flourishes, sure to enhance the drama of your next intensely contested match. The chessboard folds easily for storage and travel.
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.