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Croix des Bouquets

Oil Drum Art - Giraffe

Handcut and hammered wall art with a giraffe and trees design in a natural patina with high gloss varnish finish. The rectangular design is approximately 18 by 11 inches.Artisans in the Croix des Bouquets area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti made this intricate wall piece from recycled oil drums. The material was readily available when Haiti provided reliable labor for many industrialized nations but now with political unrest, few companies operate manufacturing operations in Haiti so oil drums no longer are readily available at the port. What was once free material is now an added cost of maintaining a livelihood for the artisans. Due to the handmade nature of the product the piece purchased may vary slightly from the one pictured.

Meet the Maker : Croix des Bouquets
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... read more