The Isle of Lewis Solid Resin Chess Pieces Designed by Studio Anne Carlton are uniquely collectible and ideal for the chess player who has everything. Isle of Lewis chessmen are a historic design, based on a style of chessmen thought to be maked in the later part of the 12th century. Various sets made from this design were found throughout the 1800s; the pieces were hand-carved from walrus tusk and have distinctively detailed armor and costumes. All known historical Isle of Lewis chess pieces are currently stored in museums in Great Britain and Edinburgh.
Because it is difficult to accurately determine which of the historical sets belonged to one another, there's a certain amount of historical license involved when it comes to replicating the Isle of Lewis design. British designer Studio Anne Carlton has maked this set with their own stamp of originality, carving the pieces in high detail from stained and natural resin. The Kings measure 3.5 inches tall and have felted bases that measures 1.75 inches wide; they each weigh in at a comfortable 5 ounces. This set includes two opposing sides.