Artisan Crafted Wood Chess Set Game from India, 'Mighty Mind'
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Open: 2.5 cm H x 15 cm W x 15 cm D
Open: 1" H x 6" W x 6" D
Closed: 4 cm H x 15 cm W x 7.5 cm D
Closed: 1.6" H x 6" W x 3" D
Tallest piece: 1 cm W x 3 cm H
Tallest piece: 0.4" W x 1.2" H
- Sheesham wood and kadam wood
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"We specialize only in games and create a huge variety of them."
"Hi, I am Khyali Ram and I was born and brought up in the Churu district of Rajasthan. We are a big family of six brothers and one sister. So it was great fun growing up together. I studied until the 10th Standard and moved to Punjab in 1980 in search of a job. One of my elder brothers was working there.
"I got a job in a handicraft enterprise that dealt in decorative items and games of all kinds. While working there, I had the opportunity to learn the various techniques for crafting chess sets. In 1984, a riot broke out in Punjab and I had to go back to my hometown. But when the situation got back to normal, I returned to my job Punjab where I worked until 1987. My boss offered to let me continue my job in Delhi, where I worked until 1992 when that office was closed.
"By then, I was quite an expert so I teamed up with my brother-in-law and together we started a small workshop with money our family and relatives lent us. Initially, we made chess sets and sold them in the local market. Then a client ordered 100 sets. This was our first big sale. Over the years, our workshop has continued to grow.
"We specialize only in games and create a huge variety of them. Now through Novica, my name will go along with our designs, and for that I am really thrilled. Thank you for making this possible."
I bought a chess set (Traveler) from Mr. Ram for my husband as a Valentine's day present. When I got it in the mail and opened the box it was wrapped so beautifully that the card that I got to accompany it just didn't seem to fit. With some of the handmade paper that was used as packing, I took it and cut out a square and took the card that I bought, cut that up and made my husband a card to go with his exquisite gift. I don't know if you know Mr. Ram but your gift gave me inspiration for me to indulge in my artistic soul too. Ken (my husband) and I thank you for your gift and your inspiration.
Ordered the cribbage board for my mother. She taught me to play when I was a kid and it has been a pastime of ours for more than 20 years. What a beautiful board. She loved it! Very unique and shipped quickly. Thank you.
Most beautiful chess set ; my little Iris (6 years old) thought so also... She was quite impress as I was ! Thanks ! Robert Vendittoli Qc, Canada
Thank you so much Khyali for crafting a beautiful chess set. I couldn't be happier with this gift purchase and how quickly it arrived. I do not play chess so I cannot say how it handles, but holding these aesthetic players in my hand makes me wish I had learned! I will let you know what the ""receiver"" thinks after Christmas.
I bought the Mighty Mind chess set for a friend for his birthday. It came beautifully wrapped. I admit I had to carefully open it myself to see it before giving it as a gift. It is absolutely beautiful! It is very well crafted. I can't wait to give it to my friend. Thank you for making the best gift ever!
Aloha Mr. Ram, Wanted to say thank you for the beautiful `Wisdom' chess set ! I just love the character of the pieces. It is a holiday present for my husband, and I know he will appreciate your craftsmanship very much. Aloha from Hawaii ! Annie O'Connor Hughes
Somewhere, Over the rainbow
I ordered a beautiful little, travel size chess set. It looks like one of the decorative boxes I collect, so everyone is astonished when they see that it is a well crafted chess set. Khali Ram is a magician, carving all of those tiny pieces. I learned to play chess, just so that I could show it off!
The Refinement chess set is beautiful! I bought this 3 months ago and am still staring at its lovely craftsmanship. It has been a permanent display piece since we got it. The chess set is also a great size. We love everything about it. It came beautifully wrapped as well. Thank you very much!
I purchased the Palatial Challenge chess set. It was worth the wait. The size is impressive without being overly large. The pieces are delicate with wonderfully intricate work. The board is smooth, beautiful and has great hardware. Thank you for a beautiful set.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
I received your ""go anywhere"" chess set. I purchased this piece as a gift for my son who is eleven years old and love to play chess. He was amaze at how small it was but so easy to play with. Is small enough to carry anywhere and be played anywhere and the pieces stay in place. Is a beautiful piece!. I like things made out of wood and of good quality, the details in the pieces and the box are very pretty. The wrapping was exceptional too!. Thanks Khyali Ram. This piece will remain with us for a long time, and I will make sure to mention your name when people ask me where I purchase it.
The chess set is beautiful! It is for my daughter's 6th wedding anniversary and ""wood"" is the modern gift. This certainly fits the bill. I believe she and her husband will love it and make it a forever keepsake. Thank you for your time and attention to detail. This is a surprise gift, so please keep it a secret until after October 25th. Then I'm sure she will also send you an acknowledgement!
The chess set I received is a piece of art. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will treasure this masterpiece for many years and then pass on to a family member. Paula/New York USA
My partner had requested a chess set for her birthday, so I bought her one made by Mr. Ram. She was so impressed and touched by the beauty and quality of the whole gift--from the wrapping, to the chessmen and board. The game is so lovely that my partner has even convinced me to start learning chess and playing it with her! Thank you for this exquisitely carved chess set.
I purchased Mr. Ram's King of the Castle chess set for our daughter's 13th birthday, as she loves to play chess and I thought this would be a wonderful keepsake gift. We are amazed at the artistry and beauty of each piece, the board, and even the wrapping. The intricate details and excellent quality make this a gift that our daughter will cherish for a lifetime. Thank you, Mr. Ram, for sharing your incredible talent! Danielle South Carolina
I ordered Mr. Ram's ""King of the Castle"" chess set for our daughter's 13th birthday, as she loves chess and I thought it would make a good keepsake gift. The incredible beauty and artistry of each chess piece and the board make it a one-of-a-kind chess set.... Even the wrapping was exquisite. I am so grateful to Mr. Ram for creating such a beautiful set. I'm sure our daughter will treasure it for a lifetime. Danielle South Carolina
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