Stampeding across the open prairie, a wild horse takes shape from recycled metal. Metal bits left from a die cutter are transformed into art in a very original sculpture by Armando Ram�rez. It stands on a clutch diaphragm. Ram�rez does not give his sculptures a fine polished finish, therefore smudges and scratches may be present.
Cutout motifs emulate ocean waves, washing the Pacific beaches of Mexico. Inspired by pre-Hispanic icons, Alicia de la Paz crafts a fascinating cuff bracelet from sterling silver. .925 Sterling silver
Nature’s riches surround a portrait of family love in Susan Tereba’s original necklace. Depicting an elephant family, the pendant is hand-carved with exceptional detail from mammoth tusk fossil. �We love the feel and look of ancient mammoth tusk and use it for our carvings”, Susan states. This ancient material, much of it more than 35,000 years old, is unearthed from the permafrost of Alaska, Canada, and Russia. The pendant centers a collection of fabulous gems that includes milky amber, turquoise and peridot as well as red and yellow jasper. The necklace fastens with an elegant sterling silver clasp. .925 Sterling silver
Ripe, sweet and succulent, pears are tempting against a sapphire background. A white calla lily accompanies the delicious pears as Mariana Gonz�lez acknowledges the influence of Mexican artist Diego Rivera in her work. Painting with acrylics, Gonz�lez creates the composition over three canvases of different size. Titled “Peras II” in Spanish.
Vibrant red and fertile green punctuate a rug of rich earth colors. Designed by Kavita, the dhurrie is a superb example of India’s traditional arts. It is woven by hand of virgin wool, and it can take up to 5 days to complete.
Clear sunlight floods a mountain landscape, illuminating the crystalline air and caressing sparkling waters. Reflected there, clouds mingle with verdant trees in a riot of lucid color. Flor Pachas depicts a highland scene where lush trees flourish on a riverbank. Titled “Reflejo en l�cidos” in Spanish.
Shooting upward, rising and falling, undulating like flames, this sculpture represents the power of a mighty wind. This exquisite sculpture is born of the natural shape of aged Indian sal wood. Suresh Pant releases the images he perceives there.
“In the morning when I wake up and see the sky, I feel charged with energy by the fresh new day, ready to tackle anything,” says Puntip Fooyat. Sunrise protagonizes this exquisite woodcut print. Golden rays playing across a wide expanse of violet fields suggest good overcoming evil in the artist’s mind.
Working in pen and ink, Mukaila Ayoade depicts a majestic woman. “Her name is Iyalode and she is the leader of women,” he says. “This is my way of trying to let the world know that Africans had a way of governing ourselves before current ways were introduced.”
Nelly Uribe celebrates Taxco’s jewelry legacy with the design of this handcrafted choker. Onyx crowns the pendant that centers the sterling silver choker and is underscored by oxidized details. Uribe calls her design Tlachko, the Nahua name for Taxco. .925 Sterling silver
Painting memoirs from his travels across the Andean highland, Fernando Sayan Polo evokes the presence of a young girl in a grey hat. Held tight under her cheek with colorful ribbons, she keeps warm with a poncho tied around her shoulders. Blushing cheeks bring color to her innocent expression. Working with oils, the Peruvian artist paints with admirable realism. Titled “A�oranza” in Spanish.
The love between Lord Krishna and Radha exudes from this composition by India’s Nand Kisore. He obtains color from crushed gemstones to paint the lovers’ vivid portraits as they sit on a swing. Painted in blue to tell of his divine nature, Krishna is a beloved deity, and although many women fell in love with him, only Radha captured his heart. Features a card paper mat.
“This folding table is inspired by the tables that vendors use to sell their wares in the streets of Guatemala City, even on our own famous Sixth Avenue,” say Hubert and Ana Claudia. “It is a beautiful table filled with Guatemalan tradition and history.” The table’s legs are carved from cedar and the top from machinche wood. They are all held in place with thick steel wires and bolts, like the ones used in construction. “We wanted to preserve a rustic look for this table, which is why we kept the colors on the ends of each piece of wood: it was put there by our suppliers because that’s how they identify each wood’s thickness.” Not for outdoor use.
Pachacuti, the Inca Lord of Transformation, centers this necklace of powerful elegance by Teodoro Melendez and Family. Known also as Inca Tupa Yupanqui, he is believed to have had the ability to speak with deities and therefore see into the past and future � he predicted the arrival of the Spanish. It is believed Machu Picchu was built under his rule. The Melendez Family handcraft this exquisite necklace with deep blue sodalite and sterling silver. .925 Sterling silver
“The Imperial Eyes of Machu Pichu are contemporary treasures of art to wear,” says Roberto de Villacis, who entrusted his design to Novica artist Carlos Gonz�lez to craft. “This collection is a testament to the timeless elegance of one of the most mysterious cultures of the ancient world,” says de Villacis, who signs this piece. “Hammered and crafted by hand, the collection in sterling silver includes rutile quartz, for the Inca favored beautiful gems.” .925 Sterling silver