Handmade chess set - Four Leaves
Handmade chess set - Four Leaves
Handmade chess set - Four Leaves
Handmade chess set - Four Leaves
Handmade chess set - Four Leaves
Handmade chess set - Four Leaves
Handmade chess set - Four Leaves
Handmade chess set - Four Leaves
Handmade chess set - Four Leaves
Handmade chess set - Four Leaves
€500,00

Handmade chess set

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50 cm x 50 cm
Rubberwood and Ginikuru-wood
Depicts the Esala Perahera (Festival of the Tooth)
For every set purchased, we donate one year of school to an orphan in Sri Lanka (including uniform, shoes, backpack and stationery).

 

The newest addition to our lifestyle collection is not only a chess game, but also a true design object: the handcrafted piece immediately catches the eye through its colourful depiction of the Esala Perahera, also known as The Festival of the Tooth.

The Esala Perahera is the largest traditional parade within Buddhism and takes place every summer in Kandy, the former capital of Sri Lanka. The knights in the game are for that reason replaced by festively decorated elephants and there are a large number of other direct references to this ancient ceremony to be found when you study the pieces carefully.

Once, this chess game was an important showpiece for the elite in Sri Lanka but it is however no longer made today due to the great amount of labour, craft and painting that the production of the object requires. We therefore went on a search for a craftsman on the island who was still able and willing to produce it in the traditional way and found Mr.Athukorala's workshop. Together with his team of 12 craftsmen, he brought new life into the chess game, by means of fantastic wood carving and meticulous and colourful painting.

This chess set is not just for you and your fellow players; for every purchase, we donate one year of school to an orphan in Sri Lanka.

Chessboard (50 cm x 50 cm)
36 pieces

Chessboard
Rubberwood is lumber that produces latex for rubber. After 25-30 years the production drops and the old trees are being cut down to renew the rubber forest. In the past the old trees were burned, nowadays the wood is re-used for smaller objects.

Chess pieces
Ginikuru wood comes from trees that are widespread on the island, easy to grow and made to die after 2-3 years. In this short time, there is little to no impact on the ecosystem around the trees. As Ginikuru literal translation is 'matchwood', its reference comes from the properties of the tree species: it is very thin, yet sturdy and extremely suitable for wood carving. 

 

Every product is entirely handmade and handpainted and  therefore differences between products might occur.

Minor imperfections are not attributed to a manufacturing flaw but to the uniqueness and quality of this product.

If you are unsatisfied with your purchase for any reason, we are happy to accept returns within 90 days. Please postmark your items for return within 90 days of delivery receipt to be eligible for a refund.

Product story

The newest addition to our lifestyle collection is not only a chess game, but also a true design object: the handcrafted piece immediately catches the eye through its colourful depiction of the Esala Perahera, also known as The Festival of the Tooth.

The Esala Perahera is the largest traditional parade within Buddhism and takes place every summer in Kandy, the former capital of Sri Lanka. The knights in the game are for that reason replaced by festively decorated elephants and there are a large number of other direct references to this ancient ceremony to be found when you study the pieces carefully.

Once, this chess game was an important showpiece for the elite in Sri Lanka but it is however no longer made today due to the great amount of labour, craft and painting that the production of the object requires. We therefore went on a search for a craftsman on the island who was still able and willing to produce it in the traditional way and found Mr.Athukorala's workshop. Together with his team of 12 craftsmen, he brought new life into the chess game, by means of fantastic wood carving and meticulous and colourful painting.

This chess set is not just for you and your fellow players; for every purchase, we donate one year of school to an orphan in Sri Lanka.

Contents

Chessboard (50 cm x 50 cm)
36 pieces

Materials

Chessboard
Rubberwood is lumber that produces latex for rubber. After 25-30 years the production drops and the old trees are being cut down to renew the rubber forest. In the past the old trees were burned, nowadays the wood is re-used for smaller objects.

Chess pieces
Ginikuru wood comes from trees that are widespread on the island, easy to grow and made to die after 2-3 years. In this short time, there is little to no impact on the ecosystem around the trees. As Ginikuru literal translation is 'matchwood', its reference comes from the properties of the tree species: it is very thin, yet sturdy and extremely suitable for wood carving. 

Handmade Products

 

Every product is entirely handmade and handpainted and  therefore differences between products might occur.

Minor imperfections are not attributed to a manufacturing flaw but to the uniqueness and quality of this product.

Return Policy

If you are unsatisfied with your purchase for any reason, we are happy to accept returns within 90 days. Please postmark your items for return within 90 days of delivery receipt to be eligible for a refund.