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Recycled Metal Catrina Sculpture, "Drop-Dead Gorgeous"

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This rare beauty is from Mexico's Armando Ramirez, who creates eco-friendly... more

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This rare beauty is from Mexico's Armando Ramirez, who creates eco-friendly artworks from recycled auto parts and scrap metal. The shapely catrina figurine is crafted from connecting rods, timing chain, expanded metal and other scrap. A dramatic picture hat and long dangly earrings complete her ensemble.

The original "La Calavera Catrina" was a zinc etching created by the artist José Guadalupe Posada in Mexico around 1910. Posada created the character, a female skeleton with an elegant hat, as a satirical portrait of Mexican natives who aspired to European style and denied their own heritage. The catrina has since become an emblem of Mexico's Day of the Dead celebration and a popular folk art subject.

  • 2.32 kgs
  • 5.1 lbs
  • 70 cm H x 20 cm W x 20 cm D
  • 27.5" H x 7.75" W x 7.75" D

  • Recycled auto parts, scrap metal
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Each work is unique. Recycled parts will vary from piece to piece based on availability.
  • Promotes recycling and reduces waste
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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490

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05/09/2021

"Great Christmas present for my son"

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Super cute and very well- made. He loved it!

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05/07/2021

"Extraordinary piece"

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I have ordered many of his pieces in the past. This one was much larger than I expected with great details, even down to individual petals.

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05/07/2021

"Excellent craftsmanship"

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I ordered this as a gift for my father-in-law, a chess enthusiast. He was impressed with the craftsmanship and creativity. Two thumbs up!

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05/03/2021

"A fun game of cards!!"

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A remarkable gift for an enthusiastic card player....thanks a million Armando for your ingenious creation!!!

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05/02/2021

"Art at its Best"

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I purchased this magnificent piece of art for my brother-in-law who is a drummer and music instructor. He actually loves it. This was the second piece of art I purchased by this Artisan, and since then have purchased several more for other family members and friends.

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05/01/2021

"Very large and impressive metal art"

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The best metal artists! They are so talented. This is truly great in a big, big way. My husband loves it.

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Hungry Crocodile, Upcycled Auto Part Sculpture of a Crocodile from Mexico

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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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