Rustic Chess Set Made in Mexico Using Recycled Car Parts, "Pre-Hispanic Battle in Brown"
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Rustic figures do battle on the chess field in this wonderful creation by Armando Ramírez. Combining art and function, Ramírez sculpts each piece from discarded automobile parts. Pyramids, snakes and warriors bearing shields come to life through the artisan's passion for recycling.
- 7.80 kgs
- 17.2 lbs
- Chessboard: 50 cm H x 50 cm W x 4 cm D
- Chessboard: 19.75" H x 19.75" W x 1.6" D
- Tallest piece: 15 cm H x 3.5 cm Diam.
- Tallest piece: 6" H x 1.4" Diam.
- Smallest piece: 7 cm H x 3.5 cm Diam.
- Smallest piece: 2.8" H x 1.4" 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.