robben island political chess set

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This set includes the pieces and a wooden board. All pieces in this unique chess set were hand-designed and made in South Africa. Each piece is hand-painted with a focus on intricate detail and colour. The tallest chess piece in the collection is the saluting Winnie Madikizela Mandela, hand upheld -  120mm with all the chess pieces having a base diameter of 30mm. This fits perfectly on the 50mm chess squares on the ground stone chessboard. Size of board: 45cm x 45cm.

The kings - Nelson Mandela and F.W de Klerk
The queens - Wives of the leaders of each side, Winnie Mandela, and Mrs. De Klerk
The bishops - Desmond Tutu and Pik Botha 
The knights - ANC journalists and Eugene Terblanche
The rooks - The Robben Island lighthouse and the church
The pawns - Working prisoners of Robben Island and the prison guards with their Old South African colours