This is my chess set. It never sees the light of day because my 1yo and my 2½yo will either eat or lose the pieces. My wife gave it to me for Christmas before we were married. I saw it in Wizards of the Coast and mentioned to her that I really liked it and voila! It wasn't extremely expensive if I remember correctly. The board and box itself is made of what I'm sure is imitation leather, which is embossed and cornered with woven fabric. The box says Chinese but the pawns look more Japanese to me so I think of it as my "Samurai Chess Set".