The Rios Family Artisan Collection is brought to you by Novica in Association with National Geograhic. This beautiful piece was handcrafted by Rios Family in Peru. An artisan story card will be included with your purchase. Beautifully crafted by hand, this game set from the Ríos Family will become a family heirloom. The table is fashioned of cedar and mohena, a fine tropical hardwood similar to mahogany. Covered with tooled leather, the tabletop becomes a chess-checkerboard. Inca icons adorn the sides, and twin drawers store the pieces when not in use. Cedar chess pieces and checkers invite players to a challenging match. ; About the Artist: Rios Family; Jose Antonio Rios and his family have been dedicated to the traditional art of tooling and embossing leather furniture for several generations. This activity was embraced by Jose Antonio's grandparents, with the same devotion and caring dedication, using the same technique to produce handcrafted items bearing their own unique touch. José Antonio Ríos says: "For us, embossing leather is a family tradition. My father inherited it from his father, and handed it down to us. Our creations are totally handmade. After sketching the figures, the piece is embossed with chisel and hammer. Then, the embossed leather is placed on the furniture piece, simultaneously prepared. We are certain that, having been made with so much love and quality, our work will be a proud ambassador of the Peruvian culture and traditions to the world."
- Game set
- Cedar wood, mohena wood, plywood and leather construction
- Includes twin drawers which stores the pieces when not in use
- Hand crafted artisan quality
- Assembly required
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