Turtle Wax

Douglas Wood
Submitted by Douglas Wood August 23rd, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

Turtles and wax collide once again with this hand made wooden crayon holder souvenir from El Salvador. It has a very arts-and-crafts look to it with its incredibly amateurish painting (pupils looking simultaneously in opposite directions; eyelashes but NO MOUTH?!) The underside has lots of inadvertent patches of glaze and there’s lots of glue residue around the neck. The tail, by the way, is a tiny piece of leather.

Can’t see it, but “El Salvador” is painted on the back of his neck.

I know the fancy-schmancy F.A.O. Schwartz crayons are far too upscale for this turtle, but they’re the only ones I have in the house– bought a huge box of them at a garage sale for $1.00.

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