Haitian Metal Wall Art
This sweet tabletop nativity scene combines the Christmas story with a cultural flair from Haiti. The artisan depicts the nativity scene in the barn surrounded by animals. The nativity sits on a table or mantle. Meticulously crafted by hand, it measures 12 inches tall by 7 inches wide. Crafted from recycled 55-gallon steel drums by village artisans in Haiti, these stunning pieces of art are truly one-of-a-kind!
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. Each piece of art is coated with a layer of clear lacquer to help protect the metal.