Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games


April 22, 2013

Incredibly pretty Islamic chess set caved from mineral rock crystal. One side has a green stain, the other side, red. All the chessmen are decorated with flowers and leaves in gilt. Islamic chess sets are always abstract as the Koran forbids the depiction of the faces you will find in the figural chess sets popular in Europe. This set comes with a red and white cloth "board".