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Upcycled metal sculpture, 'Glamorous Catrina' - Day of the Dead Upcycled Metal Sculpture of Elegant Catrina Curate

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Day of the Dead Upcycled Metal Sculpture of Elegant Catrina, "Glamorous Catrina"

Wearing a dress of fig leaves, Catrina arrives on the Day of the Dead as an... more

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Wearing a dress of fig leaves, Catrina arrives on the Day of the Dead as an honored guest. Political cartoonist Jose Guadalupe Posadas created this renowned character in the early 1900's as a critique of Mexico's bourgeoisie, and to remind them they are mortals too. The Catrina name refers to death personified who is always dressed in exuberant fashion and colors in order to lure mortals. Always creative, Armando Ramírez sculpts her image by upcycling a wide variety of metal pieces including wire mesh for the broad-brimmed bonnet while sheet metal scraps are transformed into her gown, shawl and handbag. Wires become her arms and shape her jewelry.

Ramírez does not give his sculptures a fine polished finish, therefore smudges and scratches may be present.

  • 1.22 kgs
  • 2.7 lbs
  • 40 cm H x 19 cm W x 19 cm D
  • 15.75" H x 7.5" W x 7.5" D

  • Recycled metal
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Components may vary slightly in size and form
  • Promotes recycling and reduces waste
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexico
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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"Glances Retooled"

Waited until this year to order this ingenuous sculpture. Admire the tradition that the piece encapsulates and will be inspired by the lady's glamour.

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"Glamorous Catrina is a Hit!"

I have delayed in writing a review for Mr. Ramirez's beautiful work, but wasted no time whatsoever in enjoying Glamorous Catrina! The photos do not do her justice - she is quite imposing, and stands in my guest bathroom where she garners lots of compliments! The drape of her dress and the handbag are particularly appealing to me The workmanship is detailed and very well-finished. Although she is described as rustic in one of the tags, she actually is quite smooth and softly polished - quite a tactile treat. She is well worth the investment! Your artistry is very impressive, Mr. Ramirez!

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02/23/2019

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"LOVE Catrina!"

Excellent craftsmanship lends a certain whimsical quality to my Catrina. Very finely done!! The price, for this piece, is more than reasonable and I recommend this to anyone who enjoys the Day of the Dead. My only gripe was it took way to long to receive. But, I'm over it now that I see what I got!!

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"Catrina Rocks!"

Finding just the right place for Catrina will take some time, but she has already auditioned for several spots in the house. The fig-leaf dress is excellent, and the hat is fabulous. Sr. Ramirez, ?Qu? linda escultura!

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82 Testimonials for Armando Ramirez

Barbara

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

Todd

Jaclyn

I purchased the Architect for my father for Christmas. The quality was amazing and it is very unique. He absolutely loved it. Thank you so much!!
 
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