Saturday, October 29, 2011

Chess craftsman

India has many skilled craftsmen of wooden chess sets and India is largest exporter of such sets. I know that wooden sets and boards are also made in Poland, Italy and Spain. But I never expected Morocco to have such a skilled craftsman.

It amazes me how he can carve a chess piece in just a few minutes with such primitive tools. That tool that he is using to turn the wood is called a lathe. Pay close attention because at one point he fashioned a wooden ring around the chess piece out of that single piece of wood.


Ilham said...

Another artistic aspect of the game!

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