This Haitian metal stocking tree decoration is handmade in Haiti from scrap steel drums. Light enough to hang well on a tree, this 3-inch tall ornament will keep Haiti in mind during the holiday season.
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.
This Haitian metal nativity features a star design and is hand-cut and embossed from steel drums by Haitian artisans. It measures 16 inches wide by 16 inches tall. Meet the...
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