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This colorful gecko is handmade in Haiti from recycled oil drums. Inspired by Haitian culture, this wall hanging will decorate your home with unique style. Suitable indoors or outdoors.
- Painted with bright colorful design inspired by local Haitian culture
- Crafted from recycled oil drums
- Includes small hook for hanging
- Measures 8 inches long or the larger style is 13 inches long. Due to the handmade nature of each piece, size may vary by up to a half-inch.
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.