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Haitian Metal Art - Tree of Life

Show your support for Haitian artists and your commitment to recycling with this beautiful 'Tree of Life' metal art piece. The metal is cut from reclaimed oil drums and worked by hand into the intricately detailed design. Display this unique piece of Haitian art at eye level, and make it the focal point of the room. Product Features: Personally signed by the artist, Carlos Brutus Decorative accessory made from recycled oil drums Cut from reclaimed oil drums and worked by hand Made in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti 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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