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Yoruda Nigeria Wood Chess Set

Cut set made in the Yoruba area in Nigeria - in thornwood, natural and dark - small parts are glued together, for charming poppets - pawns are babies, the king isa tribal chief, and the queen a lady in traditional head turban. This set sports interesting rooks, standing for thatch-roofed huts. Kings 82, queens 88 mm! (reference -

Comparable chess set is shown in Ned Munger, Cultures, Chess & Art, Vol. 1 Africa, p. 45 & figure 22.

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