Haitian Steel Drum Organic Tree of Life 23 x 23 inches Recycled Metal Art from Haiti, Decorative Wall Hanging Fair Trade Federation Certified


On Sale Now! Save 2% on the Haitian Steel Drum Organic Tree of Life 23 x 23 inches Recycled Metal Art from Haiti, Decorative Wall Hanging Fair Trade Federation Certified by it's cactus - metal art haiti at Shop Mad Mod. MPN: RND755. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. In the village of Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, the air rings with the sound of metal banging against metal. Workshops line the streets of the village and outside each are stacks of discarded 55-gallon drums awaiting transformation. To begin the process, the tops of the barrels are removed and the open barrel is stuffed with straw and dried banana leaves and then set ablaze. This burns out the residue and old paint and strengthens the metal. After the barrels have cooled, they are slit down the sid


Haitian Steel Drum Organic Tree of Life 23 x 23 inches Recycled Metal Art from Haiti, Decorative Wall Hanging Fair Trade Federation Certified by it's cactus - metal art haiti
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In the village of Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, the air rings with the sound of metal banging against metal. Workshops line the streets of the village and outside each are stacks of discarded 55-gallon drums awaiting transformation. To begin the process, the tops of the barrels are removed and the open barrel is stuffed with straw and dried banana leaves and then set ablaze. This burns out the residue and old paint and strengthens the metal. After the barrels have cooled, they are slit down the side, pried open, pounded flat and sanded down, giving the artist a smooth flat surface, much like a painter's canvas. The artist chalks his design onto the metal and then, using a hammer and chisel, begins the work of cutting the sculpture and giving it form, detail and dimension. When he is satisfied with his results, he pounds his signature onto the sculpture and seals it with a protective, weather-proof finish. It's easy to hang your sculpture with just a few nails. Place the first nail within two design elements that are touching or notched. Then use a second and possibly a third nail, if the sculpture is large, to straighten and secure the piece against the wall. You want the nails to "disappear" into the sculpture - and they will. Like magic...Haitian metal sculptures all come with a clear, weather-proof coating but if exposed to the elements, they will begin to rust over time. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but if it's not the look you're going for, fear not. Just pick up a can of spray on enamel clear coat and go to it. Once a year will do it. Piece of cake!

Features & Highlights

  • Ancient cultures as diverse as the Egyptians, Sumerians, and Mayans all viewed the Tree of Life as the source of all Creation.
  • Today, it is a timeless classic; graceful, elegant, and naturally appealing.
  • Fair trade is the name of the game and it's the only way we play.
  • Color variations from dark silver to brown rustic tones.
  • It's Cactus Metal Art Haiti, signed by artist Norvh Bonhere

Additional Information

Brand:
it's cactus - metal art haiti
Manufacturer:
It's Cactus
Category:
Wall Sculptures
Color:
Steel
Model:
RND755
MPN:
RND755
UPC:
879315000865
Part Number:
RND755
Publisher:
It's Cactus
Binding:
Kitchen
Item Weight:
3 pounds
Item Size:
23 x 1 x 23 inches
Package Weight:
3.2 pounds
Package Size:
22 x 0.5 x 22 inches

 


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