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Moro Chess Sets, of the Maranao at Mindanao, Philippines

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Published on Mar 12, 2011

The unique indigenous chess design of the Moro people of Mindanao Island, south end of the Philippines. Famous for is flamboyant "Okir" design, these sets show their centuries-old roots from the 16th century Islamic introduction of chess to the region. A startling example of a very ancient form of chessmen. Presented by AncientChess.com

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