The Garvi Ebony Chessmen 4 Inches

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  • Distinctively Staunton with Mughal influence.
  • Expertly crafted from ebony.
  • 4 inch (102 mm) king.
  • 2 additional queens.
  • Weighted for perfect balance.
  • Bases covered with billiard felt.
  • Certificate of authenticity.
  • Perfect on a 23 inch (60 cm) board.

In the 16th century, the Mughal Emperor Akbar conquered the Indian subcontinent by incorporating and embracing the diverse beliefs and customs of his newly acquired territories. This is mirrored in the intricate Garvi Ebony Chessmen, where each piece exquisitely embodies its own distinct persona. The rook, a highlight of the Regency Chess Collection, is a testament to its individuality and artistry.

The Garvi Ebony Chessmen 4 Inches are truly exceptional. While still embracing the classic Staunton design, these pieces are intricately carved from solid ebony, exuding elegance and sophistication. Take, for example, the knight - a crucial attacker and defender in the game of chess. In the Garvi Series, this piece is represented by a majestic horse, expertly crafted from the base up. The horse's graceful arch is adorned with a beautifully detailed mane, showcasing the masterful skill of the carver. Admire the unique styles of these two pieces, inspired by the diversity of Akbar's empire. And in true homage to the emperor, the Garvi Series features an ornament that reflects his distinctive cultural identity.

Crafted from rich ebony and carefully turned by hand, these exquisite chess pieces draw inspiration from the elegant minarets of the iconic Taj Mahal. The queen's pointed headdress is adorned with a decorative spire that rivals the king's majestic crown in size. In Hindi, "Garvi" means "proud", a fitting name for these regal pieces that stand 4 inches tall. Complete your grand chess set with a 23-inch (60 cm) board.


  • 34 chessmen
  • 1 rules booklet
  • Two year warranty
  • Certificate of authenticity
  • Cleaning cloth


King Height 4 inches
King Base Diameter 1.7 inches
King Weight 58.8 grams
Pawn Height 2.2 inches
Pawn Weight 29.7 grams
Pawn Base Diameter 1.25 inches
Weight 1.6 kg
Materials Ebony, Boxwood
Style Traditional
Number of Queens 4