Roots in the Mughal Empire
The Mughal Chess Set is a traditional Indian chess set that has its roots in the Mughal Empire, which ruled India from the 16th to the 19th centuries. The Mughal Chess Set is known for its unique and intricate designs, which are inspired by the rich cultural heritage of India. The pieces in the Mughal Chess Set are intricately carved and decorated, with intricate details and patterns that are inspired by the architecture and artwork of the Mughal Empire.
Elephants and horses
The pieces in the Mughal Chess Set typically include the traditional chess pieces, such as the king, queen, rook, bishop, knight, and pawn. However, the Mughal Chess Set also includes some unique pieces that are specific to the Indian game of chess, such as the elephant and horse. These pieces are designed to reflect the importance of elephants and horses in Indian culture and history.
The pieces are hand-carved and decorated with intricate details, such as intricate patterns, gemstones, and inlaid gold or silver. The result is a stunning and ornate chess set that is both beautiful and functional.