ISLE of LEWIS Chess Pieces
This product from Chess Baron: Made in England. A superb version of the famous Isle of Lewis chess set. This historic design is an important part of history. The originals were carved (or chipped) from stone. Found in the early 1800's on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland they are believed to be a Norse design carved from walrus tusk dated around 1280AD. The original Isle of Lewis chess pieces are in the British Museum and the National Museum of Scotland at Edinburgh. Another indication of quality exists in the colouring. This design adheres to the originals closely.
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