Grab your friends attention when you decorate your walls with this hand-painted gecko wall art. In Haiti, oil drums are recycled and used to create these brightly colored sculptures. Hang up this eight-inch piece with the small hook thats included....more
Accent any wall in your home with a beautiful hand-painted gecko. This decorative accessory is handmade in Haiti from recycled oil drums.
Hand-painted with a bright, colorful design
Small hook for hanging
Made from recycled oil drums
Measures 8 inches long
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.
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The craftsmanship is excellent. The colors are vibrant and you can tell it was painted with whimsy which is the very reason i bought the piece. It was nice to receive a picture of the artist. That was a nice touch. Oh yes, I hung my gecko next to some of my Talavera tile. A really nice marriage of the art pieces. My hat goes off to the gifted artist.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
Please tell us about the quality of the product. sturdy recycled oil drum
Much smaller than expected even with plotting the measurements on the wall. It just doesn't fill the space as expected. Still I love the colors and the whimsy. I bought another Gecko and a frog to fill the space. Buy and enjoy, just be aware it takes multiples to fill wall space.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes!
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Decent quality