Handmade 'Tree of Life with Buds' 24-inch Recycled Wall Art (Haiti)

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    Handmade 'Tree of Life with Buds' 24-inch Recycled Wall Art (Haiti)
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    This tree of life is handmade from recycled steel drums in Haiti. It features a tree full of buds and birds. The piece is 24 inches in diameter. The tree represents the family in Haitian spirituality.

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    ITEM#: 13998377

    The intricate Tree of Life wall hanging will make a fashionable addition to your home decor. Crafted of recycled oil drums, this decorative accessory is representative of the spirituality of the Haitian culture.

    • Wall piece is personally signed by the artist, Carlos Brutus
    • Decorative accessory is made from recycled oil drums
    • Made in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti
    • Measures 24 inches in diameter

    Story Behind the Art:

    Founded in 1990 by a multinational group of young entrepreneurs, 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.

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    Material Steel
    Worldstock Country Haiti
    Framed Unframed
    Color Silver
    Product Features Eco-Friendly Handmade
    Dimensions 24x24x5
    Materials Recycled Steel Oil Drums
    Model Number CRR:HMDTREE2

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    • GRATEFUL TO THE ARTISANS WHO CREATED THESE

      This is a wonderfully rustic, well crafted piece that is full of detail and the impression of movement. So glad I got it.

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    • Lots of compliments on this!

      Very attractive, I really like it.

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    • Great pieces of art, looks great on the wall!

      Great pieces of art, looks great on the wall! Superior craftsmanship!

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    • Absolutely Gorgeous

      This is really a stunning piece. Very beautiful, high quality, and sturdy. Looks amazing on the wall. One note: This does not come with any obvious way to hang. Inticiate and high quality. Would definitely recpmmend.

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    • Nice Piece

      Nice piece of art. Not as heavy as I imagined it would be. Very unique.

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    • Beautiful artwork

      This is a beautifully executed piece of art. The only negative is that there is no hanger attached so I had to creatively find a wall hanger that would be inconspicuous and would come through one of the piercings. That is my ONLY negative about the piece. Love it and would buy it again.

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    • Beautiful addition

      We have an 11 foot stone fireplace in our family room and have used a number of items to break up the stone and add to the visual effect of the wall. While we always "settled" for something, we never really came across something we really liked. After reading about the oil drum Haitian artworks, we decided giving the Tree of Life a chance against the stone. We were a little skeptical of what we were going to receive, but were overwhelmed when it arrived. It's a beautifully crafted product, very professional, and a definite conversation piece. Its color breaks up the stone, yet doesn't overwhelm the wall. We have received a number of compliments on the piece and couldn't be happier that we bought it.

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    • beautiful piece of artwork

      I was very pleased with this item. It is better than the picture. The patina and color are beautiful. It is very eye-catching when you walk into the room. I have received countless compliments on this unusual wall decor. I was worried about the weight but it wasn't as heavy as I imagined.

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    • Dynamic and organic

      I bought 3 Trees of Life: Lover's Heart (black), Buds (with birds, charcoal), and the Tree of Life (with birds only, brown). They are arrayed above my king-size headboard. The subtle embellishments made by the artisans' chisels give depth and even more dimension to these handsome works of art. None of my pieces had hanging hardware. Be prepared with a nail with a good-sized flat head (preferably not shiny silver) and find a sweet spot near the middle for balance. Mine held with one nail each. The color variations are subtle, sometimes looking like 3 slightly different colors, sometimes looking the same. The photographs represent the colors well. A variety of pieces crafted by the Haitian oil-drum artists were featured on CBS Sunday Morning on 10/13/13.

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      • I purchase this because it seems to fit well with the design I have in mind for our living room and because its a repurposed product.

      • Its beautiful

      • I've created a garden in front of a concrete wall and the look of the wall bothers me. This beautiful piece of art will make all the difference. Thanks, Tony.

      • It is lovely, and made by people who desperately need economic assistance.

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    • I'm having a little difficulty telling by the picture if the metal leans more towards a goldish tone or towards a silver tone? I need something in the silver tone, without the gold brass hues. Please adise. Thank you.

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