A Beauty Within
Found this at the Thieves Market yesterday evening just when it was about to close for the day. There was something about it that caught my attention. Thought she’s a beauty, at least in the eye of the creator.
Its made of real animal skull molded with hardened clay. It has a wooden shank coming out from the back of her head and a typical tobacco pipe bowl that emerged from her open mouth. With the head unscrewed from her body, there is another stick that sinks deep into her body. Looks very much like a water pipe. Inside her mouth there are 2 rows of real teeth. Perhaps it was a small creature with ferocious teeth that forms the internal anatomy of this beauty. The limbs are also formed with real bones.
Source unknown. Does not look like a mass production piece. The sword which she carries on her back is made out of a small knife. Etched with the words ” TRAMONTINA-Inox Stainless Brasil ” it all points towards Brazil as the country of origin. Unconfirmed.
In metallurgy, stainless steel, also known as inox steel or inox from French “inoxydable”, is defined as a steel alloy with a minimum of 10.5 or 11% chromium content by mass.
Tramontina has emerged as a leading manufacturer of house-ware products that are not only beautiful and functional but represent a very high-level of quality, craftsmanship, and value. The company began as a blacksmith business in the year 1911 in the country of Brazil. Today, Tramontina has Brazilian, US, and other global manufacturing capabilities.