This chess set is uniquely South African. Every piece is carefully handmade from crushed stone and painted to represent an animal from the African kingdom. The king is the lion, the queen the leopard, the bishop the buffalo, the knight the rhino, the rook the elephant and the pawns are the monkeys or tigers.
The chessboard is made from kiaat and maple wood and beautifully finished with a ground stone, hand painted frame.
Size of the King (lion): 94mm (height) and 32mm (base)
Size of the Pawns (baboons): 60mm (height) and 30mm (base)