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I don't know how to describe this. Yes, it's a chess set, but it's exquisite! Each piece is a unique tiny sculpture unto itself. Hand crafted and hand painted doesn't begin to describe the labor intensive process required to make a set of this quality.

Each piece is "planted" in a tiny planter. Pawns are mounted in "soil" with paper pebbles. The major pieces have lush foliage and are planted in slightly larger planters. The color of the planters is a faux teak. Colors on one side are blue and white, the other are red and black.

This set was made by Benjamin John Coleman, author, and creator of the Origami Bonsai art form. The kings are signed and dated by Coleman. Each king stands 5 1/2 inches (14 cm) tall.

This chess set is made from 100% recycled paper. The flowers and foliage are made from hand painted squares of paper which were folded using the origami technique. The stems, planters, and mushrooms are made from newspaper using the makigami technique. Tiny pebbles were made with crushed newspaper.

This set is desgned for use with a chess board that has two inch (5 cm) squares. The board is not included in the price of the chess set. Please contact me for a price on the board.

ou can find more information on Makigami and Origami Bonsai at www.OrigamiBonsai.org.

You can learn more about my art form, Origami Bonsai, by visiting www.Origami Bonsai.org. Videos, books and even a free magazine are available if you’d like to learn how to make these beautiful sculptures. You can also see more of my work by visiting http://www.etsy.com/shop/Benagami

Thanks for viewing this time and have a nice day!

Origami Bonsai Chess Set V


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  • Materials: paint, paper, glue
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