This colorful chess set includes the Templar Knights theme chess pieces and our Red and Erable 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 Red and Erable chess board makes a stunning backdrop for the red and white pieces. The chess board is made of red stained maple and whitened bird's-eye maple veneer. The board is sealed in high gloss polyurethane that creates a glass-like finish. What a wonderful way of blending the most popular game in the world with beautiful piece of art.