Crafted by African artisans in Western Kenya using traditional techniques, this soapstone chess set will become a conversation piece during play or on display! The board is 15" square inlaid with pink and white soapstone. Each piece is hand carved in either pink or white soapstone. Due to the natural characteristics of soapstone, the colors will vary. The game pieces are approximately 2.25 to 3.5" tall. Board measures approximately 15" by 15" and is approximately .25" high. A natural stone, color variations are to be expected and enjoyed for the one-of-a-kind beauty. Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary slightly. Soapstone is a soft stone, making it easy to carve into many forms. Handle with care to avoid breakage. Each piece has gone through multiple stages of sanding and waxing, giving the soapstone a satiny finish. Socially responsible products that empower consumers to purchase according to their values and help alleviate global poverty.