laraki-2-640x479 laraki-1-640x480 laraki-4-640x427“V12 Laraki” by artist Eric van Hove is a non-working replica of a Mercedes V12 engine in which every part was handcrafted by Moroccan artisans. The engine’s 465 components, from the cylinders to fan belts, were replicated in 53 traditional materials like tin, goatskin, and terra cotta. For more photos of the sculpture, see van Hove’s Facebook photostream.

via Colossal