Handcrafted African Wood and Leather Chess Set, "African Challenge"
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Chess pieces take up the challenge for a peaceful battle on the playing field. Intricately carved from sese wood, red warriors vie with black on a tooled leather playing field. Francis Agbete crafts the set by hand and lines it in velvet. The board is a box to store the pieces when not in use.
- 0.82 kgs
- 1.8 lbs
- Chessboard: 7 cm H x 31 cm W x 31 cm D
- Chessboard: 2.8" H x 12.25" W x 12.25" D
- Tallest piece: 7 cm H x 2 cm W x 2 cm D
- Tallest piece: 2.8" H x 0.8" W x 0.8" D
Francis Agbete has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $500 and the most recent for $1050. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of ebony wood, leather, brass, polish and sandpaper to increase production.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.