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

byArmando Ramirez: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (492)
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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492

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01/06/2017

"Amazing!!!"

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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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05/13/2021

"Incredible!!!"

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This piece blew me away! I can t stop looking at it. The eyes look so fierce and the mane appears to have movement to it. My eyes keep traveling. Simply magnificent! Thank you for such a beautiful piece Armondo!

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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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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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