Amazing and very rare piece from Bali, Indonesia. This design is only made in Bali, Indonesia. It is hand carved so that every piece is unique. This amazingly beautiful chess set is made of different woods to make such contrast in colours for the game.
It has its iconic and characteristic irregular carvings and design on the board, but most beautifully and RARE carved prices/figurines! And it is also made for playing backgammon, there is a backgammon board in the box. Incredibly alluring and exquisite piece, it is probably from famous designer and master carver Ketut Sandi from Bali.
37 reviews for this artist. Hand-carved chess sets and relief panels. It is always our dreams and our belief in life that give us the best results, no matter how difficult the dream or how sore our feet get during the journey.
The artistry of I Ketut Sandi has been featured in numerous periodicals and on Oxygen TV. He is also featured in. Keepers of the Arts, a beautiful hardcover book available through Novica.
But because times were hard, I tried to learn how to do other things, like painting and normal statue carving all to be able to make ends meet. In the end, however, what finally worked for me was to make my chess tables. I started to learn how to carve in 1968 and began my full-time apprenticeship in 1981. I studied under a master carver who taught me how to be more creative, even with ordinary figures.
His creativity sparked my own; it was then that I had the idea to create chess sets, not only in the Western style, but also in a style that reflected Balinese culture. This chess set is in a good condition, with some minor ware for it's age! 17 cm/ 7 inches to 6 cm/ 2 inches! 2,5 kg/ 5,5 pounds! I do not accept claims on appearance!Look closely on all the pictures of the original piece! I will pack as safe as possible, and mark for "Fragile, Handle with care" with both mark and in letter. Add a map to your own listings.
The item "Hand-Carved Wooden Chess Set from Bali probably KETUT SANDI UNIQUE RARE" is in sale since Sunday, May 10, 2015. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Games\Chess\Contemporary Chess".
The seller is "mellione_antiques" and is located in Borås, 50631. This item can be shipped worldwide.