Peru  (Americas)

Peru. These ceramic sets are a.o. made for the fair trade market. The 1st set was imported by the Foundation Cusco Peru in the Netherlands. This Foundation was run by a single woman, Rosa Maria Noom-Serrudo. She imported arts and crafts from Peru, Mexico and Guatemala and did so only for the fair trade shops in the Netherlands [July 2018: I got a message that the foundation does not exist any more]. The 2nd set was bought at Emporio Titano, San Marino. On one side the King, Queen, Bishop and pawn as Western figures, probably clergy. King, Queen, Bishop and pawn of the other side are Inca figures. Notable difference is that the Western party has a real horse, while the Inca party has a lama as Knight. The Rooks are grove construction work.

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  • Peru, Cusco
  • 1999
  • Ceramic K 5.8+5.5; p 3.3
  • Board 23.9×23.9
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  • Peru
  • 2000
  • Ceramic K 6.4+6.9; p 3.9
  • Board 30.0×30.0