Our to-die-for ‘Santo’ hand-carved sculpture of a stunningly depicted, very realistic looking hand and partial wrist, is a beautiful work of functional art. Hand-carved out of naturally fallen highly aromatic cedar wood, ‘Santo’ can be much more than a decorative piece (all though it is just as well and beautiful left alone atop a pile of books too).
Hung up on the wall ‘Santo’ can transform into a coat or jewelry hang, or near the front door making a fabulous key holder. Sat straight up, set on a table top ‘Santo’ can be used for laying out jewelry at bed time, or laid down, back hand, can even be used to hold business cards or even perhaps a photo.
We worked with Esteban the artist for over 3 months to perfect the design of ‘Santo’. Each one takes approximately 1.5 weeks to create, no two are alike.
Esteban creates each piece with a sharpened pocket knife, and has been creating seriously gorgeous work for over 15 years.
We are also working with his brother Berna, who makes the incredible and original, braided horse hair bracelets below, and his cousin who creates our cedar hearts… what a talented family! We are proud to be offering such high quality work from such talented Mexican Artisans.