*MADE IN GREECE – HANDMADE – HAND PAINTED *
are products of top quality and high aesthetics, handmade by skilled and
specially trained artisans.
BOARD Dimensions (approximately):
Square Size: 3,5 cm
/ (1.38 inches)
Board Width: 36 cm
/ (14.17 inches)
Weight of Board: 3kg / (6.6lb)
height: 10,2cm / (4 inches) Base:
2,7cm / (1,05in)
Soldiers height: 06
cm/ (2.36 inches) Base:
2,6cm / (1,02in)
CHESSBOARD & 32 CHESS PIECES
(PIECES ARE IN
TWO SEPARATE CASES )
Material & Manufacture process: Cast
Cast Alabaster board and pieces are made from a composite material in
which natural crushed Greek Alabaster stone is mixed with a small
quantity of resin that works as a glue. Αlabaster was very widely used for
small sculpture for indoor use in the ancient world, especially in Ancient
Greece , Egypt and Mesopotamia . The mixture is then poured into a mold of
the board design. Because the powder is so fine the smallest details can
be reproduced using this method. Over 90% of the finished
board and pieces is natural crushed Greek Alabaster stone, which gives it
a look and feel of solid natural marble. This strong material is water and
weather resistant, doesn’t have bubbles, will not crack, and can be washed with
most cleaning agents.
Please note: Our chess set is not carved. The
alabaster we use is not the calcite alabaster variety which is also
known as onyx-marble, Egyptian alabaster, or Oriental alabaster.
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