Handmade African Chess Sets

No one has ever won a game of chess by taking only forward moves...sometimes you have to move backwards to make better steps forward. That’s life...
— Anonymous

About Us

Ezeshafrique is a pioneer online retailer of high quality African decorative chess sets. We seek to bring attention to Africa as a destination for sourcing unique high quality handcrafted Chess Sets. 

We partner up with local artisans in Kenya who handcraft the Chess Sets and we financially empower them by connecting them to a wider global market.

All our Chess Sets are currently sourced from Kenya but our goal is to expand to other African Countries and add their unique Chess Sets to our current collection.



Style & Quality

Most of our chess sets are handmade from soap stone. Soapstone is a natural metamorphic rock that has been widely used as a medium for carving for thousands of years.

Across Africa and in particular Kenya, local artisans still craft objects from this material and sell it in markets across the country. The goal of Ezeshafrique is to expand the market for these artisans beyond their local microeconomies through our well established partnerships.

All our products go though an intensive quality check to ensure that only the best products are delivered to you.




Our Customers

Our customers are chess lovers who are looking for unique products that they cannot find anywhere else. These chess sets also serve as a unique decorative piece for a house and a good conversation starter.

Our chess sets are 100% handmade and are inspired by traditional designs whose themes reflect the rich diverse cultures of the people and the land.

Since our products are handmade, allow for some variation in color and shape.