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: Wall piece is personally signed by the artist, Carlos Brutus Decorative accessory is made from recycled oil drums 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.
This wall art is a handcrafted, original piece of Haitian metal art, made from recycled 55 gallon steel drums. The dignified woman was hand carved by the artist , in the traditional fashion; utilizing simple hand tools for both cutwork and detailing. Product Features Setting: Indoor or Outdoor Type: Wall decoration Colors: Vary on each piece from brown to grey to black Materials: Recycled steel oil drums Care: If used outdoors, it will develop a beautiful patina. To maintain the original look, take the artwork down and spray it with a clear gloss varnish every 18-24 months. Dimensions: 7.5 inches wide x 17.5 inches long Story Behind the Art: The art of handcrafting metal sculptures that has been handed down for several generations provides a sustainable living for over 100 families in a small village in Haiti. The work begins with a recycled 55 gallon steel drum. The steel drum is prepared for the sculpture by removing the top, stuffing it with dried banana leaves and straw and finally igniting it to burn off any residue and paint. Once the barrel is cool, it is pounded into a flat sheet and prepared for the sculpture. The artist draws his intended shape on the metal and begins his work with a hammer and chisel. 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. Imported
Install a little piece of the Caribbean in your home with this vibrant metal gecko decoration created by Haitian artisans from old oil drums. Place the colorful lizard in your kitchen for a cheerful presence while you cook, or hang it on a patio wall to liven up your outdoor decor. Each hand-painted gecko contains color and design variations that make it unique. Feel good about your purchase knowing this gecko artwork is made from recycled metal drums, so your purchase helps artisans in the Western Hemisphere's poorest country. The gecko is made in conjunction with Caribbean Craft, which helps provide work for around 400 artisans in Haiti. Combine this gecko with other colorful gecko and frog designs to create a cohesive look. Vibrantly colored hand-painted art piece made by artisans in Haiti Small hook makes hanging the artwork on the wall easy Environmentally friendly craft work is made from recycled oil drums Measures 8"L Created by artisans working with Caribbean Craft Product Features: Hand-painted with a bright, colorful design Small hook for hanging Made from recycled oil drums Measures 8 inches long Story Behind the Art: Caribbean Craft 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. The organization has gone through rough times during the past years, marked by political troubles and economic difficulties including a three year long embargo on all Haitian exports. Caribbean Craft currently employs 400 artisans either as salaried employees or outside contractors, with roughly equal numbers of men and women. The natural artistic talents of the Haitians are well known, and many of these hand-painted pieces are truly works of art. What is Worldstock? The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates varia
Accent any room in your home or office with this handcrafted Haitian tin piece of art, made by gifted artisans from recycled oil drums. A true conversation piece, this wall art features a design of Adam and Eve. Product Features: Color: Silver Design: Adam and Eve Handcrafted by Haitian artists in Cite Soleil and Croix des Bouquets Features natural patina of weathered containers Includes a hook for hanging Materials: Recycled steel drum Dimensions: 11 inches high x 11 inches wide Story Behind the Art: Creative Haiti is a non-profit venture that purchases and sells traditional, handcrafted tin art made by Haitian artists in Cite Soleil, Port au Prince, one of the poorest areas in the Western Hemisphere. Your purchase of this beautiful traditional art employs Haitian artists, while a portion of the proceeds is redistributed to public charities that provide much needed health care in Cite Soleil. 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. Imported