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Hand-Carved Wood Key Holder - Loving in Nature
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Never lose your keys with this handy key holder designed to add an elegant and natural touch to your rooms. Costa Rican artisan Christian Vasquez hand-carves every detail of the floral and butterfly details that embellish this key holder, made with dedication from pochote wood.
- Pochote wood
- 0.38 lbs
- 5.5 inches H x 9.3 inches W x 2.2 inches D
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Christian Vasquez
Country: Costa Rica
"I'm Christian Vasquez from a small town in Costa Rica. It's far from the country's big cities and is set in the lush and beautiful tropical countryside.
"My career as an artisan began in 1989 when I was just 16 years old. I got a job in a furniture workshop. When my colleagues would take their coffee breaks, I'd ask them to lend me their chisels. Without any formal instruction, I began teaching myself to carve wood. I also figured out how to design templates.
"I first became interested in this art out of curiosity but I learned to love woodworking.
"From the very beginning, it's been difficult to get the proper tools and tools of good quality for carving because this technique isn't widely known in this country.
"However, when I finally obtained them, they became my allies in this lovely art form and they've let me get ahead each day.
"From the design to the final finishing, whether in natural wood or in color, everything I create is crafted by hand and I do it all myself.""