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Gecko, Hand Painted in Haiti 8" x 6"

SKU: HT5012
8" X 6"

    Living in the tropics, one becomes accustomed to the cheerful chirp-chirp-chirping of playful geckos as they frolick along the walls in the evening.  If you've lived in the wam, balmy lattitudes, or long to, this colorful little gecko will be a happy reminder that life is good. Traditional folk art crafted by village artisans in Haiti. Handmade, fair trade.  How great is that?

    *  This piece of folk art is the work of many hands. Laborers begin the process by burning out the residue from discarded steel drums, cutting off the tops and bottoms, splitting down them down the side, sanding and pounding them flat. Next the artist takes over, drawing his design onto the prepared. Then, using only a hammer and a chisel he does the heavy cut work and intricate detailing, giving the piece it's form, dimension, and distinct character.

    *  A few nails and a hammer are all you'll need to hang your sculpture. Look for a place where the design is joined or notched and put the first nail there. Use a second and possibly a third nail, if the piece is large, in other joined or notched design elements within the sculpture to straighten and secure it to the wall. The nails will "disappear" with the piece. Simple as that.

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