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

Overall Rating Rating 4.8  |  294 reviews  |  Write a review
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Item #: 11542543
    Artist Carlos Brutus has personally signed this piece of round metallic wall art, composed of recycled oil drums, and featuring a flock of nesting birds. 'Tree of Life' represents the spirituality of the Haitian culture and adds character to your wall....more

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    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.

    Product Features:
    • 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

    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.

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    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.

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  • 4 Stars 38
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  • Worth the wait

    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.

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
    • How is the quality of the product? Well crafted, good quality product, suitable for giving as a gift
    • Did the product fit true to size? Yes and suitable as a bold statement piece in a small room

    zhoozhoo from Portsmouth, United Kingdom, Jun 22, 2011

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  • love it

    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 : )

  • This is a great gift I gave to myself !

    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.

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? exact
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. wonderful craftsmenship.
    • How accurate was the sizing? perfect
  • so-so art

    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.

  • Beautiful!

    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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  • Perfect outdoors or indoors.

    I saw this a few years ago and thought it would be the perfect item to dress up a plain looking wall near our new hot tub. It's perfect for the area, just the right touch for a tropical feeling area. Plus, it's lasted perfectly without damage from the elements.

  • Perfect for our guest bedroom

    Clean, interesting and unique - exactly what I was looking for. Harmonizes perfectly with the "earth tones" in the room. It was a snap to hang. I have received many comments and compliments on it. Highly recommend as a quality piece to add to your home.


    Grammie A Apr 8, 2015

  • Great piece

    Love the Tree of Life Oil Drum art. It looks great on my wall with the pictures of the grandchildren.


    Ardith R. Apr 7, 2015

  • Unique

    Love that these are hand made and very unique!


    Curt S. Mar 30, 2015

  • Nice piece of art

    Draws compliments. Lots of folks don't know about this Haitian tradition,so it is educational too.


    Miriam CJ Mar 3, 2015

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Can this piece be hung outdoors without it rusting?3471069 barhar on Apr 13, 2015
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Hello barhar, this has not been treated against the elements, it should be used indoors only. Thanks for shopping with us! overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 15, 2015

How much does this piece weigh? tgcohen1 on Mar 19, 2015
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Hello tgcohen1, the shipping weight is approximately 6.9 pounds. Please let us know if you have additional questions. Thanks for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 19, 2015

Why did you choose this product? Overstock on Mar 10, 2015
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Because of the high reviews  on Mar 10, 2015
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. helenk212 on Mar 13, 2015
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.  on Mar 22, 2015
Just returned from a trip to Haiti. suewill51 on Apr 5, 2015
This is an interesting item and always fought my eye. I love the re-purpose get from the drum lid. cheryls06450 on Apr 17, 2015

Is there an insert that explains the background of the piece to the recipient (where and how the piece is made, etc)? kimberlymav on Jul 16, 2014
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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! overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 17, 2014
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. keyashaj on Jul 24, 2014

What is the recommended method for hanging this piece? ricekatielynn on Jan 2, 2013
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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. overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 3, 2013
I am using a picture hook. Can't see it and it has held for the past 5 years. diannz on May 15, 2013

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. mops1234 on Oct 1, 2012
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We only have the shipping weight, which should be pretty close to the actual weight. The shipping weight is 18 lbs. overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 2, 2012
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. diannz on May 15, 2013

Shipping to China How long does it take?  on Jul 25, 2012
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Shipping to China typically takes 6 to 10 business days. overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 25, 2012

Can this be used on a bathroom wall - I.E. is it rust resistant? Lynn ourhoney13 on Jul 9, 2012
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Unfortunately, this item is not rust resistant. It was created from an oil drum. overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 11, 2012

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! jonies on Mar 14, 2012
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This item can be used for indoor or outdoor use. overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 15, 2012

What is the color of the sculpture?  on Feb 17, 2012
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This sculpture is a brown, coffee color. overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 22, 2012

What is the size of this art work?  on Jan 25, 2012
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The dimensions: 24"x24"x5". overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 27, 2012

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