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Upcycled auto part chess set, 'Rustic Warriors' - Upcycled Car Parts Chess Set Artisan Crafted in Mexico Curate

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Rustic Warriors Upcycled Car Parts Chess Set Artisan Crafted in Mexico

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
  • Chessboard: 51 cm H x 51 cm W x 7 cm D
  • Chessboard: 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.
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexico
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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

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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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The attention to detail and creativity is stunning! I love my piece and will order another one. The perfect gift for the adventurer!



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