Recycled Oil Drum Natural 8-inch Gecko Wall Art (Haiti)
Let this unique piece of wall decor adorn any room in your home. Handcrafted of recycled oil drums, this gecko wall hanging comes from artisans in Haiti.
ITEM#: 13113489Let this unique piece of wall decor adorn any room in your home. Handcrafted of recycled oil drums, this gecko wall hanging comes from artisans in Haiti.
- Design: Gecko
- Color: Steel grey
- Material: Recycled oil drum
- Dimensions: 5 inches high x 8 inches wide
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 stop 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 by Eugene. Carlo has what seems like hundreds of different design 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 will create variations in color, size and design. Color differences may occur between the actual product and your computer screen. If buying two of the same item, slight differences will occur from piece to piece.
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This recycled drum into a funky gecko is a great addition to my home's casual beachy design.Read More
I was looking for gecko art for my kitchen when I had my counters re-done, and I couldn't find anything locally. My online search found these items, and I am SO HAPPY I ordered them! They are exactly what I wanted - they match my backyard decor, and they match the stainless steel appliances in the kitchen! I love the way it ties everything together. The size was perfect for the wall under the cabinets. So, I ordered 3 of them, and they are each unique, and similar enough for matching.Read More
This little fellow looks wonderful on my wall, placed among my art pieces and near a clock rounded by filigree. He just makes me smile, especially because I know he comes from a recycled oil drum--great way for him to "re-enter" the environment!Read More
Such an adorable piece of artwork, understated by with just a touch of shine so that it still stands out without being obnoxious. I bought it to put up at work to cover some unsightly holes in the wall and it makes me smile every time I look at it.Read More
My only concern was that this thing might be flimsy, but it's not. Very well made and now a permanent part of our porch decor.Read More
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