African Animal Chess Set - Full Body
This beautifully crafted full body African animal chess set boasts a range of exquisite full-body renditions of the African Big 5 and zebra. This gorgeous chess set makes a wonderful gift or collectable décor item for a loved one or treat yourself and give your home or office an African atmosphere!
The full-body animal chess set contains the following themed chess pieces:
- The king - lion
- The queen - leopard
- The knight - elephant
- The bishop - buffalo
- The rook - rhino
- The pawn - zebra
Gala Star Crafting and material details
Both the set’s chess pieces and board frame are cast by hand in polystone (a unique mixture of crushed stone and resin) and painted by hand in incredible detail by our exceptionally talented team of South African artists using high-quality Winsor and Newton oil paints. The frame of the wooden chess board itself is molded from an original artists work, as are the moulds that are used for the chess pieces.
The board squares are created from koto and cherry wood, and then treated in accordance with international import standards and requirements. The board is then set in its polystone frame which boasts a stunning African design.
Each set (board, pieces and frame) takes approximately six (6) hours to be crafted from start to finish by our extremely skilled and talented artisans and craftspeople, with some time allocated during the process for the paint to dry.
SIZE - UNPACKED
Playing figure height: 7.5 cm;
Playing figure diameter: 4.3 cm;
If the board is included
Board size: 46 cm x 46 cm x 3 cm;
Board playing squares: 5 cm x 5 cm
SIZE - PACKAGED
Packed size including board: 47 cm x 47 cm x 10 cm and weight 5 kg
Packed size excluding board: 15 cm x 15 cm x 2.3 cm and weight 2.5kg
We take the utmost care in packing our gorgeous chess sets, such that they are delivered to you safely and in their entirety after the shipping process.
Every individual chess piece is set in their own box-dye cut foam holder, accompanied by extra foam top and bottom covers for the set as a whole. Additionally, the wooden board is wrapped in bubble wrap so that it can absorb any shock while in transit, without sustaining any damage.
The complete set is placed in a sturdy double-walled cardboard box which contains polystyrene packing peanuts which further protect the chess set during shipping. While we take the greatest care to ensure that the set gets to you in one piece, we know that accidents do happen – so, if any pieces arrived damaged, we will replace them entirely at no cost to you.
All Gala Star products are manufactured in South Africa and therefore shipping takes some time and incurs some costs. Shipping costs to the USA, UK, and Europe from South Africa vary in terms of time and cost.
For Gala Star orders under $150, please note that shipping is still to be added to your order.
We are currently offering free shipping on orders over $150 using EMS but upon order will also offer a shipping upgrade for speedier and more accurate shipping times for orders over $150.
Please refer to our shipping policies page for further details.
Taxes and Duties
Please note the above price excludes sales tax, VAT or customs or import duties. United States customers will have sales tax added upon checkout where required, and South African clients will have VAT added. For the rest of the world you may incur import duties that are for your account.