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Rustic Warriors

Upcycled Car Parts Chess Set Artisan Crafted in Mexico

Was: $369.99
Now: $277.49
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SKU: 246961
Description
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.
  • Recycled metal
  • 19.40 lbs
  • 20 inches H x 20 inches W x 2.8 inches D
  • Largest piece: 6.5 inches H x 1.6 inches Diam.
  • Smallest piece: 3.2 inches H x 1.6 inches Diam.
  • Made in Mexico

Meet the Artist

Armando Ramirez

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  • Caring for Children
    Caring for Children
  • Enabling Education
    Enabling Education
  • Job Creator
    Job Creator
  • Microcredit Financing
    Microcredit Financing
  • Preserving the Environment
    Preserving the Environment
  • Preserving Traditions
    Preserving Traditions

1 Review

  • 5
    Amazing!!!

    Posted by Jill on Jan 6th 2017

    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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  • Caring for Children
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  • Preserving Traditions
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    This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

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