Handmade 'Tree of Life with Buds' 24-inch Recycled Wall Art (Haiti)

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ITEM# 13998377
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    ITEM#: 13998377

    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.

    • 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

    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.

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    Specs

    Features
    Material Steel
    Worldstock Country Haiti
    Framed Unframed
    Color Silver
    Product Features Eco-Friendly, Handmade
    Set Includes 1 Piece
    Dimensions 5 in. H x 24 in. W x 24 in. D
    Model Number CRR:HMDTREE2
    Country of Origin Haiti

    Customer Reviews


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    • Most Recent

    • Recycling at its best
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      These are wonderful. It goes well with the one I got in Haiti. They're fun to put in a window for 2 way images.

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    • Love it
      Verified Purchase

      It is just the right size and I love the idea of supporting local artists :)

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    • beautiful detailing
      Verified Purchase

      The detailing of this piece is beautiful. There is just enough cut outs to allow the wall color to show through to outline the beautiful details from a distance.

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    • Gorgeous!

      Beautiful art work! Displayed in our livingroom.

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    • A beautiful piece.
      Verified Purchase

      Other reviewers here on Overstock said this was a gorgeous handmade piece of art, and they were right. I gasped when I opened the box. Although there is no hanger included with the "Tree of Life," it was simple enough to find a wall hanger and bend it to extend through one of the gaps/cuts in the piece. A quick swipe of a black marker and it virtually disappeared. The art itself has real presence (in part because it curves outward slightly) and a certain energy about it. Nice patina - not too shiny or too dark. The birds look like characters. I also bought a smaller 8 x 8" piece (Tree of Life and Three East Birds Wall Art) to complement it in a different part of the same room. Thanks to the Haitian artist who made it! I'm so pleased.

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    • Most Helpful

    • Beautiful artwork
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      This is a beautifully executed piece of art. The only negative is that there is no hanger attached so I had to creatively find a wall hanger that would be inconspicuous and would come through one of the piercings. That is my ONLY negative about the piece. Love it and would buy it again.

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    • Beautiful addition
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      We have an 11 foot stone fireplace in our family room and have used a number of items to break up the stone and add to the visual effect of the wall. While we always "settled" for something, we never really came across something we really liked. After reading about the oil drum Haitian artworks, we decided giving the Tree of Life a chance against the stone. We were a little skeptical of what we were going to receive, but were overwhelmed when it arrived. It's a beautifully crafted product, very professional, and a definite conversation piece. Its color breaks up the stone, yet doesn't overwhelm the wall. We have received a number of compliments on the piece and couldn't be happier that we bought it.

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    • Dynamic and organic
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      I bought 3 Trees of Life: Lover's Heart (black), Buds (with birds, charcoal), and the Tree of Life (with birds only, brown). They are arrayed above my king-size headboard. The subtle embellishments made by the artisans' chisels give depth and even more dimension to these handsome works of art. None of my pieces had hanging hardware. Be prepared with a nail with a good-sized flat head (preferably not shiny silver) and find a sweet spot near the middle for balance. Mine held with one nail each. The color variations are subtle, sometimes looking like 3 slightly different colors, sometimes looking the same. The photographs represent the colors well. A variety of pieces crafted by the Haitian oil-drum artists were featured on CBS Sunday Morning on 10/13/13.

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    • beautiful piece of artwork
      Verified Purchase

      I was very pleased with this item. It is better than the picture. The patina and color are beautiful. It is very eye-catching when you walk into the room. I have received countless compliments on this unusual wall decor. I was worried about the weight but it wasn't as heavy as I imagined.

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    • Lovely
      Verified Purchase

      As expected and feels good to help these types of artists

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    Questions & Answers

    • Q:

      "Will these rust if hang outdoors in a wall exposed to the rain?"

      • A:

        Yes, The Wall relief is hammered Tin. Ours was sealed with a plastic coating however the exterior will rust if exposed to rain or moisture.

      • A:

        Yes, I think it would rust. You may be able to find a coating in a crafts shop that might protect it.

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      "I am wondering if the artist(s) of products from this area are paid a living wage according to fair trade standards? ☺"

      • A:

        This artist is part of the World Stock Program, which ships carbon neutral, also returns 60%-70% of sales to artisans and suppliers to help improve the lives of people in these emerging economies. We have more information regarding our World Stock products that can be found here: http://www.overstock.com/85771/static.html?TID=WORLDRDSP_FAIRTRADE

    • Q:

      "Is the color silver"

      • A:

        According to customer reviews the color is more of a gunmetal.

    • Q:

      "How many inches does this sit off the wall?"

      • A:

        Hello annahigginscurrie, this is approximately 5 inches deep. Thanks for shopping with us!

    • Q:

      "Why did you choose this product?"

      • A:

        I purchase this because it seems to fit well with the design I have in mind for our living room and because its a repurposed product.

      • A:

        Its beautiful

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        I've created a garden in front of a concrete wall and the look of the wall bothers me. This beautiful piece of art will make all the difference. Thanks, Tony.

      • A:

        It is lovely, and made by people who desperately need economic assistance.

      • A:

        Unique artwork. Helps to support an artist in an impoverished country.

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        I like it!

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        I think it is beautiful piece of art

      • A:

        for a bridal shower gift (item was on their registry) and to bless the artisans that made this piece in Haiti :)

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        I like the wall art.

      • A:

        Looks very appealing. Tree of Life with buds hopefully will be a lovely addition to my living room in new home.

      • A:

        Another beautiful design. A gift for a dear friend.

      • A:

        I love the Tree Of Life and this is the geometric shape I need.

      • A:

        It's beautiful!

      • A:

        It is beautiful and symmetrical. It fits my daughter's personality perfectly. It is more special since is was handmade in Haiti

      • A:

        Haiti is my home country.The art from there is unique because I know it is made by people with the passion for handmade art.

      • A:

        I have one from Haiti and love it - want a 'matching' set

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    • Q:

      "what is the exact shipping box dimensions for this item?"

      • A:

        Hello, shipping dimensions are Height: 5 Width: 24 Length: 24

    • Q:

      "Is this heavy?"

      • A:

        This is 18 pounds.

      • A:

        it's about one pound!

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    • Q:

      "I'm having a little difficulty telling by the picture if the metal leans more towards a goldish tone or towards a silver tone? I need something in the silver tone, without the gold brass hues. Please adise. Thank you."

      • A:

        This item would have more of a silvery tone.

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