The rich and vibrant colors of this metal wall art sculpture will enliven any room or decor. Crafted from recycled oil drums, this handmade accent item will bring a touch of exotic style that will be the perfect highlight for any room....more
This gecko is handmade in Haiti from recycled oil drums. This metal art-piece includes small hook for hanging.
Reptilian sculpture is painted with bright colorful design inspired by local Haitian culture
Gecko measures eight inches long
Constructed of recycled oil drums
Story Behind the Art: Caribbean Craft 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 three year long embargo on all Haitian exports. Caribbean Craft currently employs 400 artisans either as salaried employees or outside contractors, with roughly equal numbers of men and women. The natural artistic talents of the Haitians are well known, and many of these hand-painted pieces are truly works of 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.
I ordered 3 different designs that were all compatible to hang in my kitchen. The look is terrific and exactly what I wanted to achieve. Colors are bright and true. However, there is a design flaw when it comes to hanging them. The metal hooks were painted over and didn't allow for full opening. I feared that if I forced them to open more, they would snap off. This should be corrected because it's the only flaw In otherwise terrific little pieces of native artwork.
I purchased two of these little Gecko art pieces to go on one of our outside walls. The colors are bright (don't know yet how long it will take for them to fade when left outdoors on a shaded wall).
A great bargain for the price! Buy at least two!
These little darlings are so cute. I think I own all of them. They are so very colorful. They are heavy and durable. They look good on your patio or garden. If you are looking for cute and colorful you will love this.
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