These gorgeous go bowls come with refurbished slate & clamshell go stones.
The wood has a pleasant brown-red tone with grain like rosewood. Quince is sometimes called Indian Rosewood in Japan, and these bowls feature some interesting burl areas. They are XL size, please see the photos for measurements.
The 180 white pieces are Japanese clamshell. The slow-growing Japanese clams are beyond Snow grade, with incredibly dense lines. They were soaked in hydrogen peroxide for a week before being rinsed with distilled water. To show off the density of the clamshell, three stones were photographed with a flashlight - here you can see the interior is a warm red/orange color, unlike the yellow color of Mexican clamshell. For these same reasons, they will have a slightly creamy patina instead of being pure white.
The 181 black stones are slate, and are slightly larger than the white; this is usually preferred so that they appear the same size side-by-side. They were washed with soapy water and rinsed with distilled water, but have not been buffed with mineral oil as we leave this choice to you.
This is a Vintage item.
This set will ship in a USPS Priority Mail flat-rate Medium box. Within 3-5 business days of your purchase you will have a tracking number that you can use to sign up for notifications.