Kamyno's alpaca photo frames are one of the key component of argentinian decoration accesories. The structure is sculpted on wood, on which is manually added an argentan veneer (german or nickel silver), and velvet inside and on the back. Each piece is produced in very small quantity, by one of the greatest Buenos Aires specialized workshops. You have got here a very good representation of one of the most impresive argentinian savoir-faire. (sold without pictures)
By the way, what is alpaca ?
Argentan is a characteristic metal from Argentina. It is also currently called "german silver", "nickel silver", "alpaca" or "maillechort".
We typically find it on cutlery, table arts, jewellery, decoration accesories, saddlery, etc.
It progresively became the reference metal in Argentina, offering an interesting alternative to silver.
If both metals have common aspect, argentan is more afordable than silver. Firstly, because of its composition, mainly copper, zinc and nickel. But also because it is more malleable, so it can be cold processed. It enables to propose today major pieces, with close aspect to silver, but with more attractive tarifs.
According to dosage, it offers interesting yellow reflection, very appreciated from argentinian.
Most argentinian families have at home at least two or three argentan pieces, dishes or trays, table centers, champagne buckets, coin trays, photo frames, cutlery or jewellery.
Most often, argentan objects are mixed with horn, making of each object an unusual piece, known to be coming from elsewhere, modern and chic, that can be used both on countryside houses and in city appartment.