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Mexico Day of the Dead Recycled Auto Part Sculpture, "Rustic Petite Catrina"

Catrina wears a whimsical hat with flowers and smiles a flirty grin. This... more

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Catrina wears a whimsical hat with flowers and smiles a flirty grin. This sculpture by Armando Ramírez commemorates Mexico's Day of the Dead. The Catrina name refers to death personified who is always dressed in exuberant fashion and colors in order to lure mortals.

Always creative, Ramírez recycles castoff auto parts and discarded bits of metal. Wire mesh becomes a broad-brimmed bonnet while thick wire scraps and a cogwheel are transformed into her gown. The face comes from keys.

Ramírez does not give his sculptures a fine polished finish, therefore smudges and scratches may be present.

  • 1.10 kgs
  • 2.4 lbs
  • 28 cm H x 15.5 cm Diam.
  • 11" H x 6" Diam.

  • Recycled auto parts
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Components may vary slightly in size and form
  • Promotes recycling and reduces waste
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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625

Kathi

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07/01/2021

"Simply unique!"

This is the 5th piece I have purchased, and I am looking forward to many more. They are so unique and I can find something that represents my family, pets and friends. So original, I really enjoy every piece I get.

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Rustic Petite Catrina, Mexico Day of the Dead Recycled Auto Part Sculpture

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Christine

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10/17/2019

"Exquisite Vision and Craftsmanship"

This sculpture is remarkable. I dont know how the artist can look at disparate bits of scrap metal and envision such a variety of interesting and unique sculptures. I have purchased several pieces from this artist, but this catrina statue somehow manages to look delicate even though its cobbled together from recycled auto parts. But its definitely sturdy despite the delicate appearance. I am beyond impressed. I intended to give this as a gift, but Im not sure I can part with it!

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  • Home decor

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Rustic Petite Catrina, Mexico Day of the Dead Recycled Auto Part Sculpture

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Michael

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11/28/2022

"SiL gift"

This was a gift from my sister-in-law, the optometrist. I thought it extremely clever & fun.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Sister-in-Law
  • Occasion: birthday

Suresh

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11/25/2022

"A nice piece for a gift"

Its wonderful to see scrap metal turned into such beautiful piece of art!

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Rayna

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11/25/2022

"More than described"

Actually better than described! This is a substantial sculpture with such detailed workmanship! Purchased for a gift and couldn t wait to give this to them. They loved it!

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Carolyn

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11/21/2022

"Gift to Husband"

This gift depicted my husband, IT executive. He works hard and the detail of this recycled or upcycled gift was amazing workmanship. Kudos to the ingenuity and skill of the artist that created this!

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statuette

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  • decoration

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Hard-Working Executive, Upcycled Metal and Auto Parts Sculpture from Mexico

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