Africa  (all)

Sets in Africa are almost only made for the tourist market. South of the Sahara there exist hardly any chess tradition. I believe there is one chess grandmaster at the moment. Please correct me, if I’m wrong. In northern Africa chess was played indeed. Throughout Africa chess sets are made in workshops where they make other things as well.
The book of Ned Munger (Munger/I 1996) is a valuable source to learn about African chess sets. Also the new book of Patrice Plain (Plain/III 2021) is very informative.