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Like pre-Hispanic warriors, rustic figures do battle atop a pyramid. This wonderful creation is the work of Armando Ram rez. Queen...s are fashioned of screws and bearings, kings are cogwheels and metal scraps, while sparkplugs and other castoffs find a new life as sculpture. Combining art and function, Ram rez creates each piece from discarded automobile parts. read more

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$177.99 $160.19

A tribal feud is set to take place over the stylized field of this spectacular leather chessboard. Vividly detailed, each brass pi...ece characterizes a Ghanaian warrior or neighbor. Francis Agbete celebrates his country's history through an admirable, handcrafted chess set. read more

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$114.99 $103.49

Tribal warfare is set to take place over the checkered field of this spectacular leather chessboard. Vividly detailed, each brass ...piece characterizes a Ghanaian warrior or neighbor. Samuel and Francis Agbetey celebrate their country's history through an admirable, handcrafted chess set. read more

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$49.99 $44.99

The jester is up to his funny antics as he stands on his hands with his legs straight up in an admirable feat of equilibrium. His ...colorful attire is painted by hand and his face expresses joy. By Fernando Sarvide, the wood sculpture is crafted into pieces of a display jigsaw puzzle, creating a whimsical piece of art. read more

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$72.99 $65.69

For Fernando Sarvide, a flea is fierce as a dragon. With a spotted body, forked tongue and frightful spikes on its back, this bug ...is inspired by Oaxaca's alebrijes, usually carved from wood to follow the natural shape of the branch. These fanciful sculptures take their name from a Cal gypsy word for "something difficult, tangled, confusing or fantastic." The image comes to life as a handcrafted display jigsaw puzzle. read more

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$198.49

Mexico's Esther Rodriguez offers a modern version of a millenary game with the design of this chess set. In black and white, the b...oard and chess pieces are crafted by hand with fused glass techniques, creating an admirable illusion. Fused glass items may individual details resulting from the handcrafted procedures, rendering each piece unique. Includes two additional queen pieces. read more

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$118.00

The imaginative mind of Armando Ram rez transforms scrap metal into a sleek, black and silver chess set. Ramirez collects the left...over metal pieces off a die machine and shapes them into the pawns, horses, and parts of the kings, which also feature cogs from a car's electrical system. The queens are made from screws, cogs and bearings from a car's electrical system. The bishops are shaped from sparkplugs and the towers from cogwheels. The board is made from a metal sheet and features ornate iron wires and bendix caps taken from a car's electrical system. Please note it is the artist's intention not to give his sculptures a fine polished finish, therefore smudges and scratches may be present. read more

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$127.99 $115.19

Tooled leather with traditional West African motifs is transformed into a handsome chessboard. From Samuel and Francis Agbetey, it... invites players to a peaceful battle on the playing field. The chess pieces are carved from sese wood in classic style. read more

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$59.99

Joseph stands watch over Mary and little Jesus as the Christmas star blazes across the heavens. Fernando Sarvide celebrates the fi...rst Christmas with a colorful display jigsaw puzzle, crafted by hand. read more

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$62.99 $56.69

A skeleton maiden wears the traditional dress of the China Poblana literally, the "Oriental woman from Puebla." Legend tells how M...irra, a girl of India, was kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery in Mexico in the 1600s. Freed when her owner died, she became a nun and is buried in the Templo de la Compa a, in Puebla. Contemporary folk dancers often wear the embroidered white blouse and long, full, sequined skirt of the China Poblana. Fernando Sarvide depicts the storied woman in a display jigsaw puzzle, crafted by hand. Part of NOVICA's Dia de los Muertos collection. read more

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$252.99 $227.69

Colonial knights and castles, kings, queens and pawns challenge one another in a chess match. Adorned with finely tooled leather, ...this extraordinary chess set is handcrafted by Peru's Wilfredo Rios. He works in mohena wood, similar in grain to mahogany. Drawers on either side are equipped with a lock and key to hold the chess pieces between games. read more

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$269.99 $242.99

Colonial knights and castles, kings, queens and pawns challenge one another in a chess match. Adorned with finely tooled leather, ...this extraordinary chess set is handcrafted by Peru's Wilfredo Rios. He works in mohena wood, similar in grain to mahogany. Drawers on either side are equipped with a lock and key to hold the chess pieces between games. read more

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$211.49

Heavy, rustic figures do battle on the chess field, conjured by Armando Ram rez's limitless imagination. Combining art and functio...n, Ramirez sculpts each piece from automobile parts - even the heads of the bishops are made of NGK and AC DELCO spark plugs! One of the most creative chess sets on Novica, this work is perfect for the chess lover that likes a rustic aesthetic. The interior of the chess board makes a clanging sound from the moving of welded materials, and each of the pieces exhibits its own unique nature and finishing, depending on the auto part used. The knight, queen and king are particular favorites, finely tuned and sculpted, and the pawns made of heavy bolts and round dies have a small and sturdy presence. Enjoy! It is important to note that the finish is rustic, as intended by the artist. read more

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Rustic medieval knights do battle on the chess field in this wonderful creation by Armando Ram rez. Combining art and function, he... sculpts each piece from discarded automobile parts and metal. Queens boast spark plugs and screws, kings are spark plugs and bearings. Gears, nuts and bolts, die-cut scraps, wire and sheet metal all play a role in this epic challenge. The artisan does not give his sculptures a fine polished finish, therefore smudges and scratches may be present. read more

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$259.99

Rustic figures do battle on the chess field in this wonderful creation by Armando Ram rez. Combining art and function, Ram rez scu...lpts each piece from discarded automobile parts. Pyramids, snakes and warriors bearing shields come to life through the artisan's passion for recycling. read more

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$19.99 $17.99

The Javanese workshop of Widanti presents this mesmerizing puzzle with a rustic and natural look. Artisan use recycled teakwood to... carefully craft this puzzle by hand, showing off the natural grain of this fine wood. read more

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$22.99 $20.69

The Javanese workshop of Widanti presents this mesmerizing puzzle with a rustic and natural look. Artisans use recycled teakwood t...o carefully craft this puzzle by hand, showing off the natural grain of this fine wood. read more

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Showing off the natural grain of this fine wood, Javanese artisans creatively use recycled pieces of teakwood to create this mind ...boggling puzzle that is sure to inspire awe. Widanti's workshop in Bali presents this interesting piece with a rustic and natural finish. read more

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$22.99 $20.69

The skilled artisans of Widanti's Javanese workshop present this mesmerizing puzzle that is sure to perplex and inspire awe. Artis...an use recycled teakwood to expertly craft this puzzle by hand, showing off the natural grain of this fine wood. read more

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$19.99 $17.99

Creatively recycling teakwood, Javanese artisans craft this entrancing puzzle with a natural look that is sure to impress. Widanti... of Java presents this hand carved puzzle tray with individual rectangular pieces that show off the natural grain of this fine wood. read more

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Showing off the natural grain of this fine wood, Javanese artisans creatively use recycled pieces of teakwood to create this mind ...boggling puzzle that is sure to inspire awe. Widanti's workshop in Bali presents this interesting piece with a rustic and natural finish. read more

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$19.99 $17.99

Creatively using teakwood, Javanese artisans craft this entrancing puzzle that turns into a snake when solved. It features a rusti...c and natural look. Widanti of Java presents this hand carved puzzle that shows off the natural grain of teakwood and is sure to inspire awe. read more

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$67.99 $61.19

The ancient strength of stone attests to the challenges faced by the chess fan. Sculpted of richly-veined black and rose marble, t...his extraordinary chess set brings a touch of luxury to the game. It is a design by the Sierra Family of Mexico. read more

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$17.99 $16.19

Interlocking pieces of rain tree wood form a complete whole in this burr puzzle game by Thailand's Waraporn Khamsuk. Hand-carved f...rom local rain tree wood, the pieces feature grooves on the inside that allow them to fit together in exactly one way, proving an exciting 3-dimensional challenge to finish. read more

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$17.99 $16.19

Interlocking pieces of rain tree wood form a complete whole in this 3-dimensional puzzle game by Thailand's Waraporn Khamsuk. Hand...-carved from local rain tree wood, each small piece features grooves on the inside that allow it to fit with the others in exactly one way, proving an exciting challenge to finish. read more

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$42.99 $38.69

Fifty-one interlocking pieces compose this meteor-shaped puzzle. The goal is to figure out how to unlock the puzzle and release al...l the pieces, and then reassemble it. Thai artisan Waraporn Khamsuk handcrafts the puzzle out of rain tree wood. read more

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Thai artisan Waraporn Khamsuk handcrafts this puzzle out of rain tree wood, modeling it after the Japanese puzzles called Kumiki o...r "to join wood together." When assembled, this fourteen-piece puzzle forms the shape of an elephant. The artisan ranks the difficulty of the puzzle as medium. read more

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Thai artisan Waraporn Khamsuk handcrafts each of six puzzles that come in this convenient boxed set. The set includes the followin...g puzzles: the Falling Star, the Star Puzzle, the 3D Squares Cube, the Snake Cube, the Ball in Jail, and the Burr Puzzle. Made from rain tree wood and rubber wood, the puzzles are all different, with unique and challenging goals. With so many enjoyable, brain-teasing puzzles to choose from, this set will keep you well entertained. read more

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$22.99

This set of six mini puzzles by Thai artisan Waraporn Khamsuk will keep you endlessly entertained. The set includes the following ...puzzles: the Snake Cube, the Burr puzzle, the Gordian Pillar, the Falling Star puzzle, the X-Factor, and the Locked Brick. Handcrafted out of rain tree wood, each puzzle is unique and challenging. Test your concentration and imagination to solve these brain-teasing puzzles. read more

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$24.99

Demonstrating his creativity and love for games, Thai artisan Waraporn Khamsuk creates this ingenious puzzle that is perfect for e...ntertaining friends and guests. The goal is to figure out how to free a wine bottle using four pieces of interlocking rain tree wood, a task which will prove to be an enjoyable and motivating challenge. The puzzle is reusable and fits a 12 inch by 3 inch wine bottle. read more

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$19.99

Featuring a two-tone design, this puzzle game from Thailand is original and engaging. Hand-carved wooden pieces in a variety of sh...apes are designed to fit together in the shape of a tower, complete with a pointed top. The goal is to fit the pieces together in exactly the right way, alternating the beige and brown colors along the sides. The perfect challenge for one or more players, this puzzle is presented by Waraporn Khamsuk. read more

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Artisan Waraporn Khamsuk of Thailand demonstrates his creativity with this game that he handcrafts out of rain tree wood and rubbe...r wood. The goal of the game is to try to free the cord with the mouse from the wooden structure to which it is attached. Enjoy challenging yourself and others to this brain-teasing puzzle. read more

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Artisan Waraporn Khamsuk of Thailand demonstrates his creativity with this puzzle that he handcrafts out of rain tree wood and rub...ber wood. The goal of the entertaining puzzle is to completely remove the ring from the center gate. read more

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$264.99 $238.49

Rustic figures do battle on the chess field in this wonderful creation by Armando Ram rez. Combining art and function, Ram rez scu...lpts each piece from discarded automobile parts with black metallic undertones. Pyramids, snakes and warriors bearing shields come to life through the artisan's passion for recycling. read more

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$69.99

Dressed in their Sunday best, a couple goes for a stroll in the plaza. They wear the traditional and beautiful attire from the sta...te of Yucatan — the man dressed in a guayabera shirt and white trousers, the woman in an embroidered white huipil dress. Fernando Sarvide depicts the pair as skeletons from Mexico's Day of the Dead. The skeletal images come from lithographer Jose Guadalupe Posadas. Depicted in brilliant color, the image is a handcrafted display jigsaw puzzle sculpture. Part of NOVICA's Dia de los Muertos collection. read more

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$185.99

By Fernando Sarvide, this dazzling display jigsaw puzzle depicts a crimson serpent. Symbols from the Huichol culture cover the che...erful snake – a lizard, corn and the scorpion that guards the corn fields, stars and a peyote bud. read more

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$74.99

"Not many people know of San Mateo Ixtatán, but its traditional costume is very famous for its beauty and complexity. It's very el...egant and warm, and the women wear it with great pride," says Iliana Hernández of her inspiration. The Guatemalan artisan crafts this beautiful display doll by hand with hand-woven cotton for her huipil dress and pinewood for her head, hands and feet. Her woolen hair is braided and she wears a beaded necklace. The doll wears one cent coin earrings - one displaying Guatemala's coat of arms, and the other side has the face of Fray Bartolomé de las Casas, the Dominican monk who defended the indigenous community from the abuses of the Spanish conquistadors. The huipil blouse or dress from San Mateo Ixtatán is usually woven by hand in a vibrant colors -- the dress can take up to nine months to finish. They are also reversible and the artistry can be appreciated on either side. read more

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Our Lady of Guadalupe is a beloved manifestation of the Catholic faith. Fernando Sarvide depicts her in a handcrafted jigsaw puzzl...e of brilliant colors. The Virgin of Guadalupe first appeared in Mexico in 1531. As proof of her visit, she caused roses to bloom at the site of her appearance. Pope John Paul II named her Patron Saint of the Americas. read more

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Her face framed in a ruffled Tehuana headdress (regional dress from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec), Frida Kahlo daydreams about the l...ove of her life. Immortalized in film, Kahlo and her husband – muralist Diego Rivera – were leaders in Mexico's artistic and intellectual world during the first half of the 20th century. Fernando Sarvide recreates her portrait as a skeleton from Mexico's Day of the Dead. The skeletal images come from lithographer Jose Guadalupe Posadas. Depicted in brilliant color, the image is a handcrafted display jigsaw puzzle. read more

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By Fernando Sarvide, this dazzling display jigsaw puzzle depicts Kawuyomaire, the sacred blue deer of the Huichol people. This is ...the brother spirit who guides the shaman on his voyage with the gods. Symbols from the Huichol culture cover the creature – a corn plant, candles, a lizard and an eclipse mask of the sun and moon. read more

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By Fernando Sarvide, this charming jigsaw puzzle sculpture depicts a mask for the feast of the tastuanes, which commemorates the b...attles between the Spanish and the Mexicans. Fish, seahorses, an octopus and starfish play on the surface. The artisan's handcrafted display puzzles celebrate the customs and folklore of Mexico. read more

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By Fernando Sarvide, this charming jigsaw puzzle sculpture depicts a mask for the feast of the tastuanes, which commemorates the b...attles between the Spanish and the Mexicans. Colorful birds alight on the surface. The artisan's handcrafted display puzzles celebrate the customs and folklore of Mexico. read more

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Thai artisan Waraporn Khamsuk creates this puzzle out of rain tree wood, modeling it after the Japanese puzzles called Kumiki, or ..."to join wood together." When assembled, the thirteen-piece puzzle forms the shape of a pig. The artisan rates the difficulty as medium. read more

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Dressed as Adelita, a general term for women of the countryside who fought in the Mexican Revolution, Catrina carries a rifle on h...er shoulder. She wears an embroidered blouse with ruffles, a wide sombrero, and braids her long hair. Fernando Sarvide pays tribute to these courageous women in a display jigsaw puzzle, crafted by hand. The word catrina is widely used in Mexico to mean "elegant and polished." Lithographer Jose Guadalupe Posadas created the skeletal Catrina, who was later immortalized in the murals of Diego Rivera. Part of NOVICA's Dia de los Muertos collection. read more

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Balancing on his hands, the harlequin extends his legs sideways into a perfect split. His costume is detailed with elegant artistr...y and his expressive face is endearing. By Fernando Sarvide, the wood sculpture is crafted and painted by hand into pieces of a display jigsaw puzzle, creating a whimsical piece of art. read more

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$92.99

By Iliana Hernandez, this delightful display doll is clad in the traditional attire of San Juan Sacatepéquez. The elaborate embroi...dery and handwoven patterns are painted by hand to faithfully represent Guatemala's textile tradition. This doll wears one-centavo coins as earrings. read more

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By Iliana Hernandez, this delightful display doll is clad in the traditional attire of Sololá. She wears the red huipil blouse and... long blue skirt of her town with one-centavo coins as earrings. The elaborate embroidery and handwoven patterns are painted by hand to faithfully represent Guatemala's textile tradition. read more

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$22.99 $20.69

Thai artisan Waraporn Khamsuk bases this creative puzzle on the famous Thai legend of Khun-Phan, who was imprisoned under the watc...h of nine guards. In the game, Khun-Phan is represented by the large square with the white dot, and each of his guards is represented by a small piece marked with a red or yellow dot. The goal of the game is to help Khun-Phan escape through the opening on one end of the box without removing any of the guards from the board. Handcrafted out of rain tree wood, the game comes with nine variations that have different degrees of difficulty. read more

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$17.59

Creatively using recycled teakwood, Widanti crafts this fun desk puzzle. Teakwood's natural grain and tonalities add to its beauty.... The challenge is to take it apart and then reassemble the cube. read more

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$189.99 $170.99

Inticately-carved pieces of cempaka wood represent Balinese gods doing battle as chess pieces. This extraordinary set by Ketut San...di brings epic drama to the game. Handsome yet convenient handles allow easy transport. This is an inspiration to chess fans and beauty lovers in general. read more