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Haitian Artisans

Christmas Nativity Scene Haitian Metal Drum Wall Art

Crafted from recycled 55-gallon steel drums by village artisans in Haiti, this stunning nativity wall art is truly one-of-a-kind! It can be hung on a wall, door, or set on a table or mantle for a Christmas display. 

  • Measures approximately 17-inches by 8-inches.
  • Suitable for Indoor or Outdoor Use.  
  • Care: If displaying outdoors it is recommended to spray with a clear lacquer once or twice a year, as prolonged exposure to the elements will cause rust.
  • Hanging Instructions: To hang metal art simply use pin head nails in the many nooks and spaces available in the design. If nails are shiny, you may want to darken heads with a black marker to help nails visually disappear.

The Story Behind the Art: 

The process of turning sheets of metal into beautiful art is all done by hand. Steel drums used to transport oil into the capital of Haiti are cut, the oil is burned off to clean the metal, and then flattened in order to create stunning, upcycled art. 

Given the handmade nature of this product please allow for minor variations. As the metal is recovered from recycled oil drums and colored through a burning process it will vary slightly in coloration. Typically the piece has a darkened steel patina. If hand-painted, exact colors may vary, which speaks to the one-of-a-kind nature of each piece. Each piece of metal art whether painted or natural is coated with a layer of clear lacquer to help protect the metal.

More from This Maker : Haitian Artisans