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  Set of 3 Recycled Metal Christmas Ornaments From Haiti
Christmas Gifts & Ornaments - Haiti


 
Hang a set of three recycled metal Christmas Ornaments on your Christmas tree this year. These ornaments are handmade in Haiti from scrap steel drums. They are light enough to hang well on a tree and keep Haiti in mind during the holiday period. The sizes are approximately 3.5 inches by 2 inches.
Our Price: $14.99
Metal: Steel
Material: Steel


Product Code: HMDHOL_SET3_595050

Artisan Story
 
Haitian Artisans -We met Carlo Brutus and Eugene Jacques, two of the many artisans in Croix des Bouquets, an area of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti known for artisans who make oil drum art. The constant hammering from the sheds in the area led us to beautiful metalwork, with each stop offering new designs.

Eugene’s shed was tucked behind several others and yielded unique three-dimensional masks with cogs and bicycle chains for earrings. Each piece is a work of art and signed with “Eugene”. Carlo has what seemed like hundreds of different design of the ubiquitous round steel drum artwork hanging from every inch of wall space in his tiny warehouse.

The Diaspora of Haitians has spread the designs and skills of Oil Drum art throughout the Caribbean but the art is truly Haitian. Old oil drums are no longer readily available and are imported into Haiti by container and sold to the artisans. Even though cheaper, more readily available steel sheets could be used, artisans rely on the used drums for the patina in their art.


Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

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Christmas Ornaments March 20, 2012
Reviewer: Scott Griffin from Pickerington, OH United States  
These came quickly and in excellent shape.  Exactly what was on the web site.

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Wonderful! December 22, 2011
Reviewer: Stef from Milwaukee, WI United States  
I got these for a co-worker for our ornament exchange. She does some volunteering in Hati and she loved them! She said they were beautiful and the perfect size.

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