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Metal 'Dancing Butterflies and Dragonflies' Oil Drum Art (Haiti)

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    Decorate any wall with a beautiful handmade wall hanging from Haiti. This stunning piece of decorative art shows butterflies and dragonflies dancing among a tall tree and is crafted of recycled oil drums.

    Product Features:
    • Dancing butterflies and dragonflies design
    • Made of recycled oil drums
    • Measures approximately 24 inches in diameter

    Story Behind the Art:
    Carlo Brutus and Eugene Jacques are two of the many artisans in Croix des Bouquets, an area of Port-Au-Prince Haiti known for artisans who make oil drum art. The constant hammering from the sheds in the area leads to beautiful metalwork with each shop offering new designs. Eugene's shed is tucked behind several others and yields unique three-dimensional masks with cogs and bicycle chains for earrings. Each piece is a work of art and signed with 'Eugene'. Carlo has what seems like hundreds of different designs of the ubiquitous round steel drum artwork hanging from every inch of wall space in his tiny warehouse. The Diaspora of Haitians has spread the designs and skills of Oil Drum art throughout the Caribbean but the art is truly Haitian. Old oil drums are no longer readily available and are imported into Haiti by container and sold to the artisans. Even though cheaper more readily available steel sheets could be used artisans rely on the used drums for the patina in their art.

    What is Worldstock?

    The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.


    Material Metal
    Worldstock Country Haiti
    Framed Unframed
    Season or Holiday Fall, Spring
    Color Brown
    Product Features Handmade
    Dimensions 24x24x5
    Model Number Metal Art
    Country of Origin Haiti

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    • Most Recent

    • Interesting piece for patio

      This is oil drum art and therefore is a oil drum color - not the bronze shown, but what I expected from an oil drum (a dark silverfish color). The design is intricate and lightweight, hangs well on a patio wall.

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    • Unusual, beautiful piece

      I love this piece. a wonderful story behind it. I feel like I have an original piece, as they are hand made from lid of an oil drum. The surface of the piece has a beautiful sheen to it and the intricate design is wonderful.

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    • Attractive, good quality

      This is a perfect and different wall piece.

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    • neat artwork

      Great piece of artwork and great cause. Very detailed. Looks better in person than on my computer screen. Looks outstanding on my front porch.

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      This work of art, made from recycled oil drums, is just absolutely BEAUTIFUL! The colors reflect shades of copper, brass, silver, and they glow like a rich patina! This item is truly made by hand in Haiti, and is signed on the back. Not all artists in the Haiti work shacks will sign their art pieces. This is so perfect for any room in your home! I do buy expensive art work, and this is worth so much more. I have invested a lot of money in our home, and it is based on 18th century. This art can be displayed with any type of décor!

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    • Most Helpful

    • beautiful wall art

      This is definetly a conversation piece. There is beautiful and intricate detail throughout that make it hard to beleive it is hand made. But it is hand made and goes to a wonderful cause. This is the third one I have bought for myself (multiple kinds available), I have also bought for gifts which were extremly well received. Please note though, that the color pictured could be a variation of what you receive. I have gotten bronze to silver to almost black, it depends on the oil drum used, everyone is different.

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    • Very Pleased

      I needed something for my sunroom but didn't want something I would see in anyone else's homes. My sunroom opens onto a lovely garden full of butterfiles and when I saw this I thought it would be perfect and it is. It really looks beautiful and the fact that it was from Haiti and the World Fair Trade just made it that much more special. My husband and I frequently shop via World Fair Trade and have been very pleased with our purchases.

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    • Metal drum wall apt

      This is truly a piece of art. I needed something for the wall in my guest bathroom that I knew would be able to withstand moisture. When it arrived, it was more beautiful than I expected it would be. The photo does not due it justice. I purchased the butterfly/dragonfly and am well pleased with the dedication to detail in this piece.

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    • Color Is Pewter

      I like the piece, but it is pewter, more silver toned than anything and would have much preferred bronze as that would look better on my wall. I am going to see if I can return for a bronze one and if not, I will still keep it.

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    • Beautiful piece

      This is a very attractive piece that was attractively priced. Color was pretty close to the description, but of course items like this will sometimes vary. This one was slightly darker, but quite close to the picture. A great addition to our family room.

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    • Are these suitable for hanging outdoors? I was thinking of getting two to mount on our vinyl siding wall behind our patio.

      • It might rust if it isn''t treated. If you live in an area with poor weather, we suggest keeping it inside.

    • I am looking for wall art with a silver/black cast to it. I love these pieces however they all appear to be in a bronze/gold tone. Plese adsvise. Thank you

      • Regrettably, all of these items come in the bronze tone, and we do not carry them in a silver/black version.

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