Small Recycled Steel Drum Nativity Scene - Croix des Bouquets (H)
Hand-cut and embossed from steel drums by Haitian artisans, this piece features a nativity scene. It is 5 by 5 inches in size and has a natural patina, making this piece perfect for hanging indoors or out.
Meet the Artisans
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 cacophony of tink, tink, tink as ball peen hammers strike sheets of steel. The sheets are cut from steel drums colored by oil and other liquids the drums at one time held. The process of turning sheets of metal into beautiful wall art is all done by hand, from cutting holes that become edges of trees and leaves, to accenting each lizard with a texture of scales, to painting or lacquering the final design. The artists are proud of their work, signing the pieces on the back side, leaving a raised, reversed signature on the front.
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Very unique item. Looks and really feels handcrafted. Nothing by machine just crafted with actual human hands. Very detailed and attractive. Fairly priced for what you receive.