Crafted from recycled 55-gallon steel drums by village artisans in Haiti, these stunning pieces of art are truly one-of-a-kind! 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. Suitable for Indoor or Outdoor Use.
- Type: Metal Wall Art
- Colors: Metallic
- Materials: Upcycled Steel Metal
- Finish: Lacquer
- Dimensions: Approx. 16" x 13"
- Care: If displaying outdoors it is recommended to spray with a clear lacquer once or twice a year, as prolonged exposure to the elements will cause rust.
- Hanging Instructions: To hang metal art simply use pin head nails in the many nooks and spaces available in the design. If nails are shiny, you may want to darken heads with a black marker to help nails visually disappear.
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 handpainted, 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.
Creating Jobs, Increasing Incomes
Helping Communities Evolve And Thrive
This treasure is brought to you by Caribbean Crafts — a female owned company in Haiti focused on the socially responsible goal of enabling artisans to live a good life.
Caribbean Crafts is committed to ecological uses for recycled material, like their renowned oil drum art, which is made from recycled steel drums found around Haiti. They're also committed to providing various assistance to artisans. Offering staff local training programs, feeding programs and literacy programs. Supporting Haitian artisans with: Fair wages • Health and accident insurance • A pension system • Interest free loans to meet their own needs when crises strike.