Made from steel drums, this hand-painted piece of art features a sun face design. This artwork is three-dimensional and hangs easily on a wall.
Color options: Blue
Made from recycled steel drums
Measures 10 inches in diameter
Story Behind the Art: Founded in 1990, Caribbean Craft (formerly known as Drexco) promotes employment in Haiti by training unskilled - but often highly gifted - craftspeople, and by assisting the independent artisans through the introduction of new designs and new market outlets. Unemployment in Haiti, the poorest country of the American hemisphere, is variously estimated at between 60 and 80 percent. The organization has gone through rough times during the past years, marked by political troubles and economic difficulties including a 3-year-long embargo on all Haitian exports. Drexco saw in 1997 its premises totally ransacked and then destroyed during gang violence. Relocated in a higher-security industrial park, the organization currently employs 400 artisans either as salaried employees or outside contractors, with roughly equal numbers of men and women. Caribbean Craft's specialty is brightly colored, artistically hand-painted home decor objects, which can be purely decorative, such as wall hangings, or consist of objects useful in the home, like switch plates and magnets. The natural artistic talents of the Haitians are well known, and many of these hand-painted pieces are truly works of art.
The handcrafted nature of this product will produce minor differences in design and sizing. Subtle variations will occur from piece to piece, adding to its unique qualities. Measurements may vary slightly.
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I purchased this product largely because it was made by a company I think should be supported and also because it was made from recycled materials. I thought the colors were blue and green which would be perfect for my backyard, however the secondary color is yellow, which is not a match at all. The quality seems good and the craftsmanship is good too. I would highly recommended this product if color is not a consideration.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Not at all
Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
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