Lewis Chessmen gifts, chess sets & more
If you don’t know about the Lewis Chessmen then the chess-lover, history buff and antiquarian in your life will tell you that the originals, now housed in the British Museum in London, were created in the twelfth century and discovered in Scotland hundreds of years later where they had been concealed. Who created these chessmen, why were they made, taken to Scotland and hidden? That’s the mystery that has puzzled historians since their discovery.
Theorists say that they were created in Norway … or maybe Iceland … and are said to be the most famous chess pieces in the world. This makes them a must for the chess-player or for those who are looking for an unusual conversation piece as a fascinating item of home decor. Reproductions of these famous items are available elsewhere but here we are showcasing the chessmen created by the artisans of the British Museum, the custodians of the originals. In addition to chess pieces and sets, themed jewelry, books, DVDs and other items are also available and can be shipped worldwide. A thoughtful gift indeed.