Modern Human Form Upcycled Metal Auto Part Wall Sculpture
Androgynous Form, Modern Human Form Upcycled Metal Auto Part Wall Sculpture
Armando RamirezThis wall sculpture by Mexican artisan Armando Ramirez is a study of an androgynous form. He works with upcycled metal auto parts to create this lithe and sensuous figure, which is treated with a...$269.99
Upcycled Auto Part Key Rack Owl from Mexico
Gateway Owl, Upcycled Auto Part Key Rack Owl from Mexico
Armando RamirezAbout his work, Mexican artisan Armando Ramirez says “As a child I enjoyed inventing toys, and soon yearned to create a unique style of art. Environmentally enamored, I now transform recycled goods.”...$59.99
Upcycled Auto Part Butterfly Wall Sculpture from Mexico
Beautiful Wingspan, Upcycled Auto Part Butterfly Wall Sculpture from Mexico
Armando RamirezMexican artisan Armando Ramirez transforms recycled sheet metal, auto parts, and other hardware into beautiful wall art. A lovely butterfly--with wings made of recycled iron, gear chain, washers, and...$57.99
King of the Jungle
Recycled Metal Lion Key Rack from Mexico
King of the Jungle, Recycled Metal Lion Key Rack from Mexico
Armando RamirezWorking with recycled auto parts and scrap metal scavenged from junkyards, Mexican artisan Armando Ramirez crates remarkable sculptures and home accents. This unique key rack is crowned by the regal...$104.99
Mexico Auto Part Sculpture Handmade Bike Theme Key Rack
Rustic Motorcycle, Mexico Auto Part Sculpture Handmade Bike Theme Key Rack
Armando RamirezArmando Ramírez sculpts a motorcycle with all the mystique of the open road. Transforming recycled bicycle and automobile parts into swift contours, he conjures a realistic, rustic bike. With bearings...$54.99
Eco-Friendly Recycled Lion Coat or Key Rack
Lion Guard, Eco-Friendly Recycled Lion Coat or Key Rack
Armando RamirezReady to stand guard over your coats or keys, this rustic lion is the original design of Armando Ramirez in Mexico. The artisan uses recycled auto parts and scrap metal to craft his pieces, resulting...$189.99
Eco-Friendly Recycled Auto Parts Deer Wall Sculpture
Deer Mount, Eco-Friendly Recycled Auto Parts Deer Wall Sculpture
Armando RamirezFor a new (and animal-friendly) twist on the traditional deer mount, check out this stunning wall sculpture from Mexico's Armando Ramirez. The talented artisan crafts the elaborate sculpture from...$317.99
Rustic Deer Mount
Hand Crafted Recycled Metal Deer Head Key Rack
Rustic Deer Mount, Hand Crafted Recycled Metal Deer Head Key Rack
Armando RamirezThis charming key or coat rack resembles a traditional deer mount, except that it is crafted from recycled auto parts and scrap metal. Mexico's Armando Ramirez crafts the rack by hand, incorporating...$379.99
Upcycled Metal Railway Spike Wall Sculpture from Mexico
Faith Spikes, Upcycled Metal Railway Spike Wall Sculpture from Mexico
Survival Art by AlejandroWorking with upcycled iron railway spikes, Mexican artisan Alejandro de Esesarte creates this beautiful wall cross. For each section of the cross, two rustic railway spikes are aligned head-to-toe to...$139.99
Artist: Survival Art by Alejandro
Upcycled Metal Horseshoe and Railway Spike Wall Cross
Frontier Faith, Upcycled Metal Horseshoe and Railway Spike Wall Cross
Survival Art by AlejandroWorking with upcycled iron railway spikes and horseshoes, Mexican artisan Alejandro de Esesarte creates this beautiful wall cross. Each section of the cross is formed by a single horseshoe, accented...$139.99
Artist: Survival Art by Alejandro
Handcrafted Recycled Metal Steel Wall Art
Internal Vitality, Handcrafted Recycled Metal Steel Wall Art
Marco Florindez"These days, we are so preoccupied with accumulating money and wealth that it leaves us with little time to appreciate how wonderful it is to be alive, and how beautiful life is," observes...$219.99
Artist: Marco Florindez
Recycled Metal Wall Decor(11 items)
Welcome to the Recycled Metal Wall Decor Collection at NOVICA.
The Village Council
Your answers straight from the village experts
As with any work of art, direct sunlight will fade colors over time, especially for tapestries with natural dyes. We recommend hanging your tapestry in an area that avoids direct sun exposure to maintain vibrancy. To clean your woven tapestry, use a vacuum with an upholstery attachment or dry clean if necessary. Spot treatment can also be used with a gentle fabric cleaner, but we recommend testing it on a small area first. Alternatively, you may hand wash your tapestry using cold water, then hang it to dry in the shade. Some tapestries made from cotton fabric may be machine washed on cold.
When it comes to handcrafted traditional tapestries, the most common materials include wool, cotton, silk, and natural dyes. Certain regions incorporate unique materials or designs into their tapestries. In the Andes, alpaca fiber is commonly used. In India, one finds batik printed cotton. In Mexico and Central America sheep wool and natural cotton threads are frequently used. In Thailand, rich silk material is a feature of handmade tapestries.
To craft an eco-friendly tapestry, traditional artisans hold themselves to high standards, both in terms of materials and processes. Natural fibers, textiles, and dyes are derived from plants and trees. Some artisans even incorporate recycled or upcycled materials in their commitment to eco-friendly processes. Traditional art forms that are passed down through the generations are often painstakingly made by hand. They are naturally eco-friendly, as they avoid mass production, factory runoff, and industrial waste. This also means that each tapestry is uniquetruly one of a kind.
When it comes to tapestries, function meets style! A handmade tapestry can be a great way to brighten up any living space while providing insulation against the cold. Materials like alpaca and sheep wool create natural warmth by trapping cool air inside the cloth, creating a more stable temperature within the room.
While factory-produced tapestries are increasingly available to consumers, traditional, authentic tapestries are handmade by artisans who often learn the artform from older generations. Skilled makers from the Andes, India, Mexico and Thailand make use of foot-treadle or backstrap looms, where they interweave warp and weft threads and then tamp them down into a tight stitch. An artisan may finish a handmade tapestry by using a needle and thread or a sewing machine for final touches.
Traditional tapestries depict scenes and images which are drawn from the lives and natural environments of the artisans who craft them. Some include geometric designs, like the mandala, which is thought to represent wholeness and symmetry. Others make use of paisley, floral, or leafy patterns, particularly in tapestries from India. Central American tapestries may incorporate geometric motifs, animals, and people, while Mexican tapestries are often colorful with Greca patterns and designs. Thai artisans use symbols that are popular within Thai culture, religious characters, animal scenes, or depictions of human forms. Unique tapestries from the Andes are often vibrant with elaborate scenes that incorporate folklore, village life, and pastoral existence.
The methods for making tapestries vary as widely as the regions from which they come. Because many traditional artisans adopt the methods of their ancestors, they have kept those ancient artforms alive and well. In the Andes, weavers often work on a wooden treadle loom in which they use foot pedals, called treadles, to control the weave of the tapestry. In Central America, the treadle loom and the backstrap loom are both integral to tapestry art. The backstrap loom is one of the oldest techniques which dates back thousands of years, in which one part of the loom is attached to the weaver and the other part is attached to a fixed object (historically, a tree). To create vibrant color, artisans embroider and dye their tapestries with natural plants and pigments. Around the world, weavers use tie-dye, Dabu (the application of wax or gum clay and resin to the cloth to create a diffuse color effect), Batik (an ancient method in which dye-resistant wax is applied to cloth to create select patterns of color), hand embroidery, and patchwork to create unique and diverse tapestry art.
The tapestry is an ancient textile art form that dates back thousands of years to early civilizations in Peru, Egypt, and Thailand. In Peru, skilled weavers used colorful camelid fiber threads to create beautiful tapestries for ritualistic funeral mantles. Ancient Incas wove short tunics (Unku) to show importance and social status. Ancient Egyptians crafted shroud-like tapestries to bury their dead. Tapestries gained international prominence when Europeans began to decorate their castles and churches with elaborate textiles that depicted historical scenes, as well as religious messages. Today, skilled artisans preserve the ancient techniques of their ancestors. In Thailand, for example, silk weavers are renowned for techniques that have been used since the rule of the Angkor kings circa 800 A.D. In Central America, contemporary weavers pay homage to early Mayan artisans who used plants, shells, and even snails to color their first tapestries in the 15th century. In India, where some of the first tapestries were made and the textile industry became the base of their economy, the skills of generations past still live on in modern artisans.
Featured Reviews on Recycled Metal Wall Decor
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!
I waited for this piece to become available again for 3 years. I am not at all disappointed. Grateful that it was readdressed and that I was able to procure it.
Armando Ramirez Recycled metal sculptures
"As a child I enjoyed inventing toys, and soon yearned to create a unique style of art. Environmentally enamored, I now transform recycled goods."
I've been working with you now since 2002 and I consider you as part of my own family. I had the privilege of having one of your directors explain the project to me.
When I first set up my workshop, sales were slow. But every one of you showed me an... read more