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Upcycled Car Parts Chess Set Artisan Crafted in Mexico, "Rustic Warriors"

Heavy, rustic figures do battle on the chess field, conjured by Armando... more

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Heavy, rustic figures do battle on the chess field, conjured by Armando Ramírez's limitless imagination. Combining art and function, Ramirez sculpts each piece from automobile parts -- even the heads of the bishops are made of NGK and AC DELCO spark plugs! One of the most creative chess sets on Novica, this work is perfect for the chess lover that likes a rustic aesthetic.

The interior of the chess board makes a clanging sound from the moving of welded materials, and each of the pieces exhibits its own unique nature and finishing, depending on the auto part used. The knight, queen and king are particular favorites, finely tuned and sculpted, and the pawns made of heavy bolts and round dies have a small and sturdy presence. Enjoy!

It is important to note that the finish is rustic, as intended by the artist.

  • 8.80 kgs
  • 19.4 lbs
  • 51 cm H x 51 cm W x 7 cm D
  • 20" H x 20" W x 2.8" D
  • Largest piece: 16.5 cm H x 4 cm Diam.
  • Largest piece: 6.5" H x 1.6" Diam.
  • Smallest piece: 8 cm H x 4 cm Diam.
  • Smallest piece: 3.2" H x 1.6" Diam.

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

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01/06/2017

"Amazing!!!"

This is such a unique chess set. It is very well made. I will leave it out on our coffee table as a decoration because it is such a statement piece of art. It came in the mail in perfect condition and very well wrapped.

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Rustic Warriors, Upcycled Car Parts Chess Set Artisan Crafted in Mexico

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Aida

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06/28/2022

"Lasting romance"

I gifted this one to myself! The metal parts brought to life are a perfect fit under my little bamboo plant. It is very sturdy but it was very well packed to protect the art piece. It only needs occasional dusting.

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Rustic Light of Love, Fair Trade Recycled Metal Romantic Sweethearts Sculpture

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KEENAN

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06/18/2022

"Love these"

I purchased all of them. I love music so these fit into my decor and spaces very nicely.

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Melody

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06/17/2022

"I bought this for my son!"

So fun! We re in the metal manufacturing industry, so when I saw this, I knew it would be an interesting addition to my son s desk. All of his creations are amazing and I had a tough time choosing which one. Highly recommend!

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Elizabeth

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06/16/2022

"Beautiful and well made"

Interesting, beautiful and very well-made. Looks just as pictured. Highly recommend this as a gift or a knick-knack for your own home.

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Lorraine

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06/13/2022

"Perfect desk ornament"

This is exactly what I was looking for to celebrate my granddaughters graduation with a degree in computer science. A cute piece to set on her desk.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Granddaughter
  • Occasion: graduation

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Confronting Adversity

Confronting Adversity

This artist is currently confronting a major life challenge.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

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