Wow your guests with this beautiful Haitian oil drum art. Constructed of recycled oil drums, the dancing butterflies and dragonflies art a stunning piece to add to your collection. This artwork is created authentically in Haiti by two local artists....more
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Matched perfectly
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very nice quality
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.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
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!
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.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? No
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
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.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Very close, only slightly darker
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good
Are these suitable for hanging outdoors? I was thinking of getting two to mount on our vinyl siding wall behind our patio. on Jul 14, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
It might rust if it isn''t treated. If you live in an area with poor weather, we suggest keeping it inside.overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 16, 2012
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 youcioffijrc on Jun 1, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Regrettably, all of these items come in the bronze tone, and we do not carry them in a silver/black version.overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 5, 2012
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