This chessboard with inlaid marble is made of black indian marble which is very dense.This chess game is designed by selissa and made by hand by artisans in Agra the same way they made the Taj Mahal! The artisans chip away at the hard marble glueing in semi precious stones into the hard marble. The inlay in the marble is of mother of pearl and cornelian. I love the shiny mother of pearl against the hard black marble. Such a beautiful contrast. The pattern is inspired by oneof the Taj Mahal patterns. Chess pieces are included and handmade in black and white marble. The board measures 45 cm * 45 cm.