Hand-cut and embossed from steel drums by Haitian artisans, this nativity features a heart design. It measures 10 inches tall by 11 inches wide.
Meet the Artisans
When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art in the capital of Port-Au-Prince, you are met with a cacophony of tink, tink, tink as ball peen hammers strike sheets of steel. The sheets are cut from steel drums colored by oil and other liquids the drums at one time held. The process of turning sheets of metal into beautiful wall art is all done by hand, from cutting holes that become edges of trees and leaves, to accenting each lizard with a texture of scales, to painting or lacquering the final design. The artists are proud of their work, signing the pieces on the back side, leaving a raised, reversed signature on the front.
Made from steel drums by Haitian craftspeople in the section of Port-au-Prince, Haiti called Croix des Bouquets, this sun is three dimensional with a diameter of 10 inches. It has the natural patina that is prevalent in used oil drums rather than sheet metal. It...
These house numbers are handcut and embossed by artisans in Haiti. They are approx 4.5 inches square and have holes for screws. Screws are not supplied. Meet the Artisans When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art in...
Traditionally woven to store beer, these baskets are handwoven in South Africa and often give as wedding gift. This basket with a tight-fitting lid is adorn with the traditional Zulu design in natural dyes.15 inches tall x 19 inches wide x 19 inches deep Meet...
This gecko is handmade in Haiti from recycled oil drums. Each has a small hook to hang the piece, and is painted with a bright colorful design inspired by the local Haitian culture. From head to tail, the gecko is 8 inches long. Meet the...