24″ Painted Gecko with Tree of Life – Haitian Wall Art

$149.99

This piece of Haitian metal wall art is 24 inches in diameter and features a Tree of Life with Geckos.  It is made from recycled oil drums, and is hand-cut, embossed and painted.

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Handmade in Haiti by local artisans – made from recycled steel from oil drums

  • Metal Wall Art – 24″ in diameter- featuring a painted Gecko and Tree of Life
  • This product proudly adheres to Fair Trade regulations
  • Suitable for indoor or outdoor use
  • When you purchase this product, you help to support artisans in Haiti, as well as, help the environment by purchasing a product made from recycled metal

 

Meet the Artisans

Metal Artisan in Haiti 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.
*** Flat rate shipping of $15 to Canada and the United States apply to these items.  All of our World Artisan items are stored and shipped from the United States, therefore, please be aware that customs/duty may apply when you receive your item.  Please contact us for the shipping rates to all other countries ***

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