Mexican Artisan Crafted Recycled Metal Chess Set Game, "Rustic Pyramid"
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Like pre-Hispanic warriors, rustic figures do battle atop a pyramid. This wonderful creation is the work of Armando Ramírez. Queens are fashioned of screws and bearings, kings are cogwheels and metal scraps, while sparkplugs and other castoffs find a new life as sculpture. Combining art and function, Ramírez creates each piece from discarded automobile parts.
- 5.07 kgs
- 11.2 lbs
- Chessboard: 7 cm H x 42.5 cm W x 42.5 cm D
- Chessboard: 2.8" H x 16.75" W x 16.75" D
- Tallest piece: 8.2 cm H x 2.5 cm Diam.
- Tallest piece: 3.2" H x 1" Diam.
- Smallest piece: 3.2 cm H x 2.5 cm Diam.
- Smallest piece: 1.3" H x 1" Diam.
Armando Ramirez has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $3500 and the most recent for $4000. Proceeds were used to buy materials and also a machine for soldering his metal art.
Armando has built his workshop and is now able to give work to other artisans to continue expanding his craft all over the world.
Armando has received 1st place from the regional contest of the Jaliscience Institute of Crafts for his sculptures.
Armando uses and continues to pass down traditional techniques to his children, who now carry on his same methods.
Armando is a very dedicated father. He has two children that he supports financially.
Armando's income helps pay for the education of his two daughters.
This Product is awarded the Earth Friendly badge because it uses recycled or sustainable materials or techniques.
Purchased Rustic Chess set.Arrived in a timely manner. Dissapointed with the lack of care when finishing this item. Lumps of welding mig left which takes away from being able to identify the pieces...Take some time to finish.Looks rushed :(
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- This was a gift for: Son
- Occasion: birthday