Handcrafted Black and White Marble Chess Set from India, "Royal Leisure"
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Providing a leisurely challenge, this chess set from India carries a regal vibe. Gulam Rasool works with black and white marble to diligently hand-carve each individual piece, laying within the polyester velvet lining of the cherry red storage box. The box's bottom panel lift up to reveal a removable marble chess board, making for the perfect home set and travel accessory.
- 2.85 kgs
- 6.3 lbs
- Box: 6 cm H x 25.5 cm W x 25.5 cm D
- Box: 2.4" H x 10" W x 10" D
- Chess board: 1.5 cm H x 22.5 cm W x 22.5 cm D
- Chess board: 0.6" H x 8.75" W x 8.75" D
- Largest piece: 4.2 cm L x 2 cm W
- Largest piece: 1.7" L x 0.8" W
Close to his eightieth birthday, Gulam continues the art he learned from his elders. His father was an marble carver and jali artisan honored with the state award for excellence. Gulam has been honored with the same distinction. He still works alongside his son and other artisans to whom he has taught this craft, and treasures the role he plays in continuing this important Indian artistic tradition.
Gulam Rasool has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $400 and the most recent for $1800.
Nearing his eighth decade, master stone sculptor Gulam Rasool continues to provide for his family, especially his grandchildren.
This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.
Gulam is proud to be able to help provide for his grandchildren's education.