Metal 'Dragonfly' Oil Drum Art (Haiti)

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Worldstock
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ITEM#: 12973931

Decorate any wall with a beautiful handmade wall hanging from Haiti. This stunning piece of decorative art shows a detailed dragonfly and is crafted of recycled oil drums.

Product Features:
  • Dragonfly design
  • Made of recycled oil drums
  • Measures approximately 24 inches in diameter

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 shop 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 with 'Eugene'. Carlo has what seems like hundreds of different designs 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.

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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Material Metal
Worldstock Country Haiti
Framed Unframed
Color Gold
Product Features Handmade
Dimensions 24x24x5
Country of Origin Haiti

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