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Metal 'Tree of Life' Handmade Oil Drum Art (Haiti)

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ITEM# 11542543
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    ITEM#: 11542543

    Show your support for Haitian artists and your commitment to recycling with this beautiful 'Tree of Life' metal art piece. Personally signed by the artist, Carlos Brutus, this decorative accessory is made from recycled oil drums and cut from reclaimed oil drums and worked by hand.

    • Personally signed by the artist, Carlos Brutus
    • Decorative accessory 
    • Made from recycled oil drums
    • Cut from reclaimed oil drums 
    • Worked by hand
    • Metal
    • Made in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti

    NOTE: Metal is not a shiny chrome, but more of a coffee color

    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.

    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 Christmas, Mother's Day
    Color Silver
    Product Features Eco-Friendly, Handmade
    Dimensions 24x24x.5
    Model Number CRR:HMDTREE
    Country of Origin Haiti

    Customer Reviews

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    • Most Recent

    • Beautiful
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      Love this piece of art. Wonderful craftsmanship and detail.

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    • Beautiful design
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      Originally purchased this for indoors but we have it outdoors.

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    • Beautiful artwork
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      Looks great and arrived on schedule!

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    • Mrs
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      One of the most beautiful pieces I have ever ordered. Compliments are very forth coming.

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    • Beautiful!
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      This was everything I had hoped for and more! Got it for a Mother's Day gift and my Mom couldn't be more thrilled! Shipping was easy and quick.

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    • Most Helpful

    • Worth the wait
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      I ordered this item as a wedding present as it certainly ticked all the boxes in terms of being Fairtrade, recycled, ethnic and spiritual, which is what the couple asked for, I ordered it two weeks before the wedding, hoping it would arrive in time. In fact it took one week to "process" at before even being prepared for shipping, which wasted time and it ended up not arriving in time to give the gift at the wedding. When it arrived, I was really glad I'd had it delivered to my home and not directly to the couple, as it came with just a cardboard backing sheet, covered with a bit of torn plastic and unceremoniously shoved into an outer carton with no protective packaging. So it then flew half way around the world and it's no surprise that it arrived with a little damage (bent leaf). Luckily, this was easily bent back into shape. I would certainly love to buy this item for myself as it's beautiful, but I would be wary of ordering anything fragile from in the future unless they buck up their ideas on the packaging front. I'd also never order anything from them in a hurry as their processing seems to take an excessive amount of time.

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    • This is a great gift I gave to myself !
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      I am so happy to have bought this piece. it is a real conversation piece! I have been diagnosed with ALS and am losing my life bit by bit. I bought this piece to remind me that I am still alive and have the ability to enjoy a wonder piece of art like this.

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    • love it
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      I love, love, love, this tree of life. It is everything I wanted and more. I cannot wait to display it. I also love the fact that it isn't heavy, making it easier to hang. Sometimes you find these metal pieces and they are thin and cheap looking; I assure you this one isn't. I am also impressed with the fact that this has been created by hand. I love unique things. I like the fact that someone might walk into my home and be looking at this creation for the first time. I must admit though, it does have a little odor ...but considering the fact that it was made from an oil drum, II am not surprised. I have instructions for making that odor disappear. If anybody is on the fence about ordering this, hop off the fence now. You won't be disappointed. I am going to do some research and try to buy another piece from this collection : )

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    • so-so art
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      I love the idea of both using reclaimed materials and of supporting Haitian artists but this just didn't do it for me. The piece is the size stated and the workmanship (metal cutting) is nicely enough done but what is not mentioned is that this piece is clear-coated with a very high-gloss finish that gives it a plastic-y look. It does not look like shiney metal. It looks like glossy clear plastic over metal. This is reclaimed metal and would have looked so much better with a matte or satin finish, if any. I was really disappointed but instead of returning it, I gave it as a gift to a friend (with different art & decorating tastes) and she loves it.

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    • Beautiful!
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      This piece is beautiful. I bought it to put in my foyer. It is unique and well done. The birds are very clearly sculpted. Great buy!

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    Questions & Answers

    • What is the diameter of this piece?

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    • How do you recommend hanging this? There is no hook as you usually find on other art pieces

      • Hello Rosa E., to hang this piece of Metal Wall Art, the piece will hang just fine on a hook or nail. A hook on the back is not necessary. Hope this helps. Have a great day!

    • Can the item be ordered without the glossy finish? Also, why can't I pay via Paypal UK?

      • Hello me1977, we do apologize, this item is not available in a matte finish. We do accept payments via PayPal as well. Thank you for shopping with us.

    • Can this piece be hung outdoors without it rusting?3471069

      • Hello barhar, this has not been treated against the elements, it should be used indoors only. Thanks for shopping with us!

    • How much does this piece weigh?

      • Hello tgcohen1, the shipping weight is approximately 6.9 pounds. Please let us know if you have additional questions. Thanks for shopping with us.

    • Why did you choose this product?

      • Because of the high reviews

      • Knowing this beautiful piece of art is remade from oil drums, by an artist in Haiti first caught my attention. But the wonderful details in this piece was why I chose to buy it.

      • It is just the right size and unique art piece I have been looking for. As well as the price and weight of the piece.

      • Just returned from a trip to Haiti.

      • This is an interesting item and always fought my eye. I love the re-purpose get from the drum lid.

      • beauty, reviews

      • Cute and recycled

      • For gift

      • unique

      • This is a symbol that I relate to and it is close to my heart. For its meaning. I have it as pandora charm. I am from Puerto Rico and as a Caribbean woman I will feel proud to earn a handcrafted piece that is eco friendly and that shows the skills of individuals from the islands. I am not a wall art person and if I'm to own such this is the perfect piece. I also ordered the sunflower and birds piece.

      • Love Tree of Life Design, opeing it will bw big enough to hang over mu Fireplace.

      • I thought this was a beautiful piece of art. I have an area near my front entry way that will be a perfect place to display this. I also thought it was a wonderful way to repurpose an old oil drum. I'm also very glad to support the work of international artisans.

      • I heard about this several months ago. It seems a perfect way to get something beautiful and help the Haitian craftsmen. I have the perfect place to hang it and, as I said, have been looking at this for some time.

      • Besides being "beautiful and hand made" I'm helping a haitian etch out a living!

      • Love birds

      • it will extend you life

      • I like what it represents, the materials used and also that I'm supporting a talented artist.

      • The composition and the place of origin.

      • For my daughter...she loves birds!

      • Handmade with recycled materials. Each one unique, plus I liked the earthy element.

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    • Is there an insert that explains the background of the piece to the recipient (where and how the piece is made, etc)?

      • Hello kimberlymav, information on the Metal 'Tree of Life' Oil Drum Art (Haiti), can be found on the web-site on the artisan story. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!

      • There is a little postcard size insert that gives the background of the piece. The information is general. For example, it identifies a group of artists instead of a specific artist.

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    • What is the recommended method for hanging this piece?

      • There is not a "reccommended" method. Whatever works best for your walls would be appropriate. I would suggest using screw sleeves so that your holes do not get stripped our.

      • I am using a picture hook. Can't see it and it has held for the past 5 years.

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    • Hi, approx. how much does this piece weigh? I am trying to figure out if I can hang it on a marble backsplash in the kitchen by only using strong velcro strips. Thank you.

      • We only have the shipping weight, which should be pretty close to the actual weight. The shipping weight is 18 lbs.

      • This piece is light and looks amazing on the wall. I have it near my kitchen with stainless appliances. I always get compliments. I think it would make a great gift.

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    • Shipping to China How long does it take?

    • Can this be used on a bathroom wall - I.E. is it rust resistant? Lynn

      • Unfortunately, this item is not rust resistant. It was created from an oil drum.

    • Can this sculpture be hung on the outside of a house or is it only for indoor use? I live in Florida and I'm looking for a sculpture that can be left outside. Thanks!

    • What is the color of the sculpture?

    • What is the size of this art work?

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