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Handmade Sunflower Bowl, Fruit Bowl, Centerpiece Bowl, Rustic, Haitian Decor

$44.00
SKU: Sunflower Bowl
Size:
9" x 4 1/4"
Brand:
Haiti
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     Sunflower Bowl by Louis Juste Omicar


     
    This small, versatile bowl can be used as a fruit bowl, planter, serving piece, candle holder or anything your heart desires!  Each is entirely handcrafted and signed by the artist. A wonderful innovation in the folk art tradition of Haitian metal sculpture.
     
    As a part of the global fair trade movement, we work to build equitable and sustainable trading partnerships with the goal of alleviating poverty.  Our purchasing and production choices are made to promote the well-being of people and the environment. We engage in trading practices that create opportunity for our craftsmen to meet their own needs.   
     
    It's Cactus Metal Art Haiti
     
    Handmade Sunflower Bowl, Fruit Bowl, Centerpiece Bowl, Rustic, Haitian Decor
    Haiti metal art (06:03)
    IN THE BEGINNING… There was a railroad blacksmith in the village of Croix-des-Bouquets with a little time on his hands, a few simple tools, a hefty supply of scrap metal, and boundless imagination. Georges Liataud saw possibility where others saw refuse. Taking discarded steel drums, he cut off the tops and bottoms and flattened out the sides with a hammer to create a smooth surface. Visualizing his design - crosses at first, later images of village life and Haitian culture – he chalked it onto the prepared metal. Then, with a hammer and chisel, he cut along the chalk marks and the sculpture took its shape. With dies and more hammering, the full character of the sculpture came forth in details applied blow by blow.
    • Haiti metal art
      IN THE BEGINNING… There was a railroad blacksmith in the villa...

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