zulu & ndebele chess set

  • R 2,120.00
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Relive the struggle of two great and powerful ethnic groups battling it out for supremacy. Our chess set will immerse you in the titanic struggle for supremacy between the Zulu and Ndebele tribes that shaped the future of South Africa

This impressive chess set helps you see the equally powerful Zulu and Ndebele tribes as they were, in a defining moment in their history;The stories told are those of true warriors, meant to inspire and motivate. Embark on a journey as you decide your own fate, play a wonder-filled game of chess, reenacting the glorious battle between the Ndebele and the Zulu’s.  

This African Zulu and Ndebele chess set offers you a unique part of African history and art. Close inspection reveals immense attention to detail with care to portray purely African tribal wear with no western influence. This carefully handcrafted chess pieces contain every detail of the Zulu and Ndebele cultural wear.

Each piece is hand cast in crushed stone and carefully painted with the best quality water and oil paints, with care and attention to authentic detail.

The materials used in these products comply with international standards, including the wood varnishes.

Ndebele chess pieces (pink base - 20mm diameter))
King - Ndebele chief (height 75mm)
Queen - Matron (height 72mm)
Bishops - Witch-doctors (height 66mm)
Knights - Cheetahs (42mm)
Rooks - Huts (39mm)
Pawns - Warriors (height 40mm)

Zulu chess pieces (dark base - 20mm diameter))
King - Zulu chief (height 75mm)
Queen - Matron (height 72mm)
Bishops - Witch-doctors (height 66mm)
Knights - Lioness (42mm)
Rooks - Huts (39mm)
Pawns - Warriors (height 40mm)

Board size: 29cm x 29cm
Playing area: 24cm x24cm
Square size: 3cm x 3cm