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Haitian Artisans

Haitian Metal Drum Tabletop Tree Creche Nativity 24 inch

Crafted from recycled 55-gallon steel drums by village artisans in Haiti, this stunning tabletop nativity is truly one-of-a-kind! The tree roots grow from the trunk to form a beautiful base.  This piece is a stand-out for Christmas on a table or mantle for a beautiful Christmas display. 

  • Measures approximately 24-inches by 24-inches. 
  • Upcycled.
  • Handmade.
  • Care: Spray with a clear coat once every few years to preserve the paint.
  • Fair Trade, Socially Responsible.

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