Metal 'Tree of Life' Oil Drum Art (Haiti)

The intricate Tree of Life wall hanging will make a fashionable addition to your home decor. Crafted of recycled oil drums, this decorative accessory is representative of the spirituality of the Haitian culture. Product Features:Wall piece is personally signed by the artist, Carlos BrutusDecorative accessory is made from recycled oil drums Made in Croix des Bouquets, HaitiMeasures 24 inches in diameter NOTE: Metal is not a shiny chrome, but more of a coffee color Story Behind the Art: Founded in 1990 by a multinational group of young entrepreneurs, Caribbean Craft (formerly known as Drexco) promotes employment in Haiti by training unskilled, but often highly gifted, craftspeople and by assisting the independent artisans through the introduction of new designs and new market outlets. Unemployment in Haiti, the poorest country of the American hemisphere, is variously estimated at between 60 and 80-percent. What is Worldstock? The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.

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