Hand-cut and embossed from steel drums by Haitian artisans, this piece features a nativity scene. It is 5 inches in diameter and is hand painted.
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.
Traditionally woven to store beer, these baskets are handwoven in South Africa and often given as wedding gifts. This basket has a tight-fitting lid and is adorned with traditional Zulu designs in natural dyes. Basket measures 15.5 inches tall by 11.5 inches wide by 11.5...
Traditionally woven to store beer, these baskets are handwoven in South Africa and often given as wedding gifts. This basket has a tight-fitting lid and is adorned with traditional Zulu designs in natural dyes. Basket measures 20.5 inches tall by 14.5 inches wide by 14.5...
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...