Although Indonesia is predominantly Muslim, Hinduism prevails in Bali, with temples in every village. Tourism is an important industry. Some gamelans play music that imitates their croaking.
In this chess set, all of the frog pieces except the Knight hold musical instruments. Sanskrit, the language of Hinduism, contains the first references to chessmen.
Perhaps inspiration for this set comes from the seventh century romance story Vasavadatta, which says: The time of the rains played it's games with frogs for chessmen which yellow and green in color, as if mottled with lac, leapt up on the garden bed squares. Both chessmen and box are hand carved wood with exceptional details. All with 7/8 or less bases. Chessmen and box are in great condition for it's age. I inherited a large chess set collection and most were used for display in glass curio cabinets or stored.All information given in the listing is described to the best of my ability either from paperwork my relative kept (was an accountant so he kept a lot of paperwork) or research I have done. I in no way want to misrepresent anything I list so should you feel something in the listing is inaccurate or misleading I kindly ask you to contact me so I can verify and/or make appropriate edits as I make no claims to be an expert. The item "RARE VINTAGE SUNDA ISLANDS (BALI) HAND CARVED WOOD FROGS CHESS SET WithSTORAGE BOX" is in sale since Sunday, April 18, 2021. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Games\Chess\Vintage Chess".
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