The Cornrow Heritage
Vintage Carved Chess Set
Stunning hand carved soapstone chess set featuring West African characters.
The pieces are absolutely exquisite featuring a King with Oba's hat and a Queen holding a child.
Everyone is a winner with this chess set.
Pieces are about 5-cm high
Why it's on The Cornrow
Part of The Cornrow's One of a Kind collection. The Cornrow is always on the hunt for unique pieces that showcase African and Diaspora stories.
The Cornrow, founded by sisters Kemi (big sis) and Lara (little sis) in 2020, is a heartfelt tribute to their African and Caribbean heritage. With a deep passion for homeware, books, and lifestyle products that celebrate the Black experience, the sisters scour the globe for joyful representations of their culture. Kemi, who left a career in corporate finance during the UK lockdown, is the driving force behind The Cornrow, sharing her love for the brand on Instagram @CottageNoir. Lara, an accomplished digital marketing professional, is committed to supporting Black-owned brands and can be found on TikTok at ThisIsLaraLand. The Cornrow is a true family affair, with their mother Yasmin providing creative advice and gift-wrapping services @yasminwrapstar, and Yasmin's partner Jonathan, formerly of Chelsea Design Centre, offering invaluable retail advice. Together, they are on a mission to spotlight under-represented stories of Black and African diaspora design, introducing "Afro-aristo" as a fresh addition to traditional design trends.