THIS IS THE RED KNIGHT PIECE FOR THE RED SIDE IN THE GAME OF CHESS
In the year 43 AD, Vietnam came under the rule of the Chinese Han dynasty. This foreign domination was to last for hundreds of years, with the Chinese campaigning to “civilize” and assimilate the native people. One of many rebellions was led by a legendary Vietnamese hero known as Triệu Thị Trinh (pronounced Jeu Tea Gin Chin). Lady Triệu saw the way her people were oppressed by the Chinese and could not take it. “I will not resign myself to the lot of women who bow their heads and become concubines. I wish to ride the tempest, tame the waves, kill the sharks. I have no desire to take abuse.” Before the age of 21, Lady Triệu successfully fought over 30 battles against the Chinese with her rebel army. The Chinese were said to be afraid of her fierce gaze, and said it would be easier to fight a tiger than to face Lady Triệu in battle. Today, Lady Trieu is a national hero in Vietnam.
MOVEMENT | Compared to other chess pieces, the knight’s movement is unique: it may move two squares vertically and one square horizontally, or two squares horizontally and one square vertically.
HELPING OTHER WOMEN | This chess piece (like the entire Woman Warrior Chess Set Collection) is inspired by Japanese kimonos and medieval carvings. Each piece is named after a female warrior to promote examples of legendary female fighters. My goal is to help women's shelters by providing art and art supplies for children. _____________________________________________________________________________
UNLOCKABLES & UNIQUE AUCTIONS | There will be 16 Red chess pieces and 16 Black chess pieces. Once the full collection is sold, all the pieces in this Woman Warrior Chess set will be 3D printed as actual chess pieces. Once you own all 32 pieces both Red & Black, you will be eligible to bid on a complete physical 3d printed chess set.