This colorful chess set includes the Templar Knights theme chess pieces and our Classic Walnut and Maple chess board. The Templars were a military order of the Catholic Church and were recognized by their white mantles with a large red cross in the front. The Templar knights were the most skilled fighters in Europe and were heavily involved in the crusades. These beautiful pieces are made from solid polystone, an extremely hard material made from crushed stone and resin. The level of detail and the precise hand painting is remarkable. Our Classic Walnut and Maple chess board makes a wonderful backdrop for these pieces. The rich golden-brown colors of the walnut make it a favorite a choice for contrasting with brightly painted theme pieces. What a wonderful way of blending the most popular game in the world with beautiful pieces of art.