This gecko is handmade in Haiti from recycled oil drums. Each has a small hook to hang the piece, and is painted with a bright colorful design inspired by the local Haitian culture. From head to tail, the gecko is 8 inches long.
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.
Fair Trade from Indonesia. Enjoy the soft tinkling sound of natural capiz shells with this elegant, handmade chime from Indonesia. This chime features natural leaf shades of green and brown...
This fair trade wind chime features natural leaf shades of green and blue to accent your home decor or patio. Enjoy the soft tinkling sound of natural capiz shells with...
Enjoy the soft tinkling sound of natural capiz shells with this elegant, handmade chime from Indonesia. This chime features cool shades of indigo and light blues to accent your home...