The Isle of
Lewis chess set has the following features.
► 1 complete Magnetic chess set of Isle of
Lewis (32 pieces) in wood.
► The wooden magnetic Isle of Lewis chess
pieces have been packed in folding magnetic travel chess box made in
golden rosewood / maple.
► Vinyl case provided with every Lewis
► Special EP Foam inserts have been fitted
inside the box and each Lewis chess piece fits into it's own space
which has been created according to the shape of the piece which
gives extra protection to the piece from all the sides.
► The Lewis chess set comes with matching
magnetic chess board in the combination of American Cherry / Maple.
► The Lewis Chess pieces are fitted with
super strong magnets and the magnetic power passes through the
wooden chess board . The metal sheet which is hidden under the chess
board attracts the chess pieces and doesn't let the chess pieces
fall in case of traveling, strong jerk. Even if the board is held
upside down the pieces will not fall or slip.
► The front and the back of Lewis chess
pieces have been carved with great precision there is no any kind of
variation in the shape / design.
► Never offered before by any company this
wooden Isle of Lewis chess set is available in Limited edition.
History of Chessmen : Isle of Lewis Chessmen pieces are very
unusual, rare ones found on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland in early
1800's but believed to be carved in Walrus Tusk circa 1280 in Norway or
Iceland. These Romanesque (relating to style prevailing in Europe c.
900-1220) visage being the only of its kind in the history of medieval
Art. There seem to be no other chess pieces compared with these forceful
and expressive faces of humans. Most of the experts in chess history
believe that these figures of Isle of Lewis Chessmen as most astonishing
ancient chessmen collection in existence.
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