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Cockatoo Couple Hand Crafted Quartz and Amethyst Gemstone Sculpture

Cockatoo Couple Hand Crafted Quartz and Amethyst Gemstone Sculpture

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-136598

Product Features
Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.

This pair of cockatoos perched on an amethyst rock inspires the nature of love. Alexandre Costa sculpts the quartz birds with expressive detail. He makes their beaks from sodalite and the feet of nickel plated brass.

  • materials: Quartz, amethyst, sodalite and nickel plated brass
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
5.5 in. H x 5 in. W x 1.6 in. D

Artisan Information

Alexandre Costa

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Hi, my name is Alexandre. I have always loved gemstones and when I was a kid I would go to a place where they lapidated stones and helped by sorting them out. I went because I wanted to, and I would spend all my time there, unless I was at school.

Eventually I begin to learn how to sculpt gemstone figurines, which was a slow process. I began sculpting birds by first observing a model I liked and then replicating it. Sometimes I would take photographs of nature, and then replicate the snapshots with stones.

"Birds are my specialty, amethyst and quartz are my favorite gems. The stone helps me, because when I see a certain stone I envision the animal to sculpt.

"I got married in 2001, and my wife helps me by mounting the pieces. I enjoy working with her. Our workshop is at home, which is very convenient because I like to work at night.

"I believe that Brazilian arts and crafts are very beautiful and creative, therefore I feel very happy to know that I contribute to my country's legacy with my gemstone birds."

Supplier Information

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NOVICA was started with a dream to create a better world for artisans, because a better world for artisans is a better world for all.

Along the way, the founders of NOVICA discovered something very important - as artisans around the world succeeded, there was also a visible and profound impact on the communities around them.

Your purchases are that powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.

The founders of NOVICA had a vision of the future that is not one of mega factories producing cookie cutter products for all to cheaply consume. Instead, a bright future that celebrates artisans who take the time to create an item by hand. A future where time is protected, where stories are told, where unique details are honored. Love, respect, inclusiveness become driving force.

Shipping

United States shipping only. Expedited shipping is unavailable. Allow for 1-2 days extra processing time. This product may ship separately from other products in your order and may have longer than normal shipping timelines as it will ship directly from its country of origin.

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