Festival Lights Reclaimed wood ornaments (set of 6)

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Festival Lights Reclaimed wood ornaments (set of 6)

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Guatemalan artisan Victor Hugo Lopez hand carves and paints this set of six candle ornaments from cypress wood reclaimed from sawmills and carpentry shops. The candles are painted in assorted bright colors and decorated with colorful dots and gold zigzags. The ornaments hang from gold-colored synthetic cord.

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  • Dimension :3.1 H x 1.2 Diam.
  • Weight :0.33
  • Color :Multi
  • Ornament Accessories
  • Eco-friendly: crafted from reclaimed wood
  • Made in :Guatemala

Story behind the art :"I work in wood, I have a difficult childhood that helped me become a man who strives to get ahead. years. "My parents were not artisans but, as a child, I did see a lot of people who were and I was fascinated by how much shoppers liked handcrafted wood art. I decided to learn, and the first thing I crafted was fruit carved from wood, which I eventually sold. "My family and friends consider me a creative person, responsible and innovative. I dream of being able to make my workshop grow and being able to sell my handcrafted designs all over the world."I'm a simple man, good humored, and I enjoy talking to people about what I do." I like to explain the mechanics of my work, and also to create new things. I get excited with each new project I love beginning something new Developing a new design is like planning for the birth of a baby I draw, cut the wood, carve it, sand it, take it apart and start from zero until I have a finished piece that makes me happy. "At one time, I had a workshop with 40 carpenters working with me. But, as happened, we had some bad seasons and a lot of competition. My work declined little by little."I was one of the first artisans to craft fruit in the area, and I had a lot of apprentices, many of whom had become successful at this. Today, I am teaching my nephew and my brother in law to work with wood, paints and varnishes that can be easily obtained, we like to play with colors and discover our own combinations, afterwards, we sand the pieces and give them a lovely finish with varnish, as is the perfection of the finishes that inspire me most. " At first, it was difficult, especially building based on clients. But with hard work and effort, I've been able to continue working with this art form. I'm in charge of designing, crafting and sales, and everyone in my workshop has his own responsibilities so that our designs are of good quality."We do not use complicated or modern tools, just a lathe, a band saw, a drill and a polisher. " Right after the terrible earthquake of 1976, there was just not money in Guatemala and I had to go to Honduras to sell my designs. Thank God, we were able to keep the workshop and get through those tough times. "Apart from my work, I like going to church, and I enjoy reading about carpentry and decoration. In this way, I've been able to make my creations different and everyone seems to like them. " Once, my work was selected for a catalog of Guatemalan handicrafts. I felt very proud because being selected for an international catalog is a reason to celebrate."I really enjoy my work and, over the years, it has let me take my designs far beyond the borders of Guatemala. I am so proud of the resources we Have here. " I'm grateful for the opportunity to Novica to have a window to the world through the web page. I'm also grateful to you, the shoppers, for making your homes to cultural showcase for artisans like me, who live and dream of our work. "

Country of Origin: Guatemala
Item #: 33264284


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1.2 In. X 1.2 In. X 3.1 In.
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