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Monday, January 23, 2012

Glorious chess set inspired by ancient Greek culture and history

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Hi everyone,

We have here a very special chess set from Greece! The sculptor is the talented Slawomir Wojtowicz who found inspiration in ancient Greek History to come up with this fabulous chess set. On both sides of the chessboard there are drawers for the storage of the figures. The whole set has been designed so as to be easily accessible. The chess set is handmade from several different kinds of high-quality wood: walnut burl, karelian birch, pine and lime-tree. The stone elements were created from the composites of the French company Acrystal Decor Carrara. The scenes carved on the sides of the chessboard and the chessmen refer to the architecture and arts of ancient Greece and characters of the Greek mythology.

You can access the sculptor's website here.

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