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

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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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543

Kathi

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07/01/2021

"Simply unique!"

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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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Christine

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10/17/2019

"Exquisite Vision and Craftsmanship"

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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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Unique gifts Recycled art

Best Uses

  • Home decor

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Patricia

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10/15/2021

"Unique gift."

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Quality workmanship. A unique decorative piece.

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EF

From AUSTRALIA

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10/14/2021

"Work of a genius!!!"

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What a clever, cute and beautiful piece of art which will be a most welcome gift for my eye doctor....thank you sooooo much Armando!!!

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Carolina Vargas

From Ohio

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10/01/2021

"camera lover"

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Will delight those who have a passion for taking pictures

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unique wood

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  • entertain, play, adorn

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Carolina Vargas

From Ohio

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10/01/2021

"found art"

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I bought the camera statuette for my husband and he is so happy by how its made, the artist (Armando Ramirez) and he keeps it in his office near the succulent. I want to surprise him now with this one since he is fanatic everything that has to do related; he rides his byke every day and Im sure hi s going to LOVE this one.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Husband
  • Occasion: 'just because'

Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist is currently confronting a major life challenge.

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 received 1st place from the regional contest of the Jaliscience Institute of Crafts for his sculptures.

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

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.

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