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

byArmando Ramirez: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (394)
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
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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394

From San Diego, CA. United States

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10/27/2017

"Glances Retooled"

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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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04/22/2019

"Catrina Rocks!"

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

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02/23/2019

"LOVE Catrina!"

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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, Im over it now that I see what I got!!

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

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11/06/2017

"Glamorous Catrina is a Hit!"

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I have delayed in writing a review for Mr. Ramirezs 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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Glamorous Catrina, Day of the Dead Upcycled Metal Sculpture of Elegant Catrina

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08/05/2020

"It is wonderfully made, and very clever"

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I was initially drawn to this item because I m both an owner and a lover of standard poodles. I m surprised I don t see more of them than I do since they are so distinctive looking. But when this piece arrived I was quite pleased with how well designed and put together it was— just like my real live poodle! So it s got a nice spot in a very important room.

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From Seattle, WA

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08/02/2020

"So nice, I kept it for myself"

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Originally, I bought this Don Quixote sculpture to decorate a guest suite for someone who enjoys this Cervantes character. But it is so well-made and attractive that I keep it in my foyer so that I can see it every day, instead! Substantial weight, sturdy, as well as, artistic. Highly recommend!

Best Uses

  • Decor

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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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