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About this item: 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.
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- Each work is unique. Recycled parts will vary from piece to piece based on availability.
- Features a rustic, rugged finish
About our Artist: Born in a Mexican town famed for its traditional artistry, Armando Ramirez dreamed of creating something new. '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 began to craft figures from scrap and discarded mechanical parts, mostly from cars and bicycles. Thanks to the creativity that God gave me, today I have an enjoyable and better way of life.'
- Size: 20" H x 20" W x 2.8" D
- Authentic: an original NOVICA fair trade product in association with National Geographic.
- Certified: comes with an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.
- Exceptional Artisan Quality by Armando Ramirez
- Product Info: Recycled metal
Package Dimensions: 21.4 x 20.8 x 3.9 inches