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Starfish, Nautical Home Decor, Haitian Recycled Wall Art

SKU: SM777
8" ,8" , 5"

    Starfish Handmade in Haiti, Spring Garden Patio Yard Art

    These starfish hang easily from a nail in the hole provided. They can also be attractively hung with ribbon or twine
    Firing, sanding, pounding, chiseling, cutting and shaping, Haitian artists fashion each beautiful recycled metal sculpture by hand. It is a tradition well-established in the village of Croix-des-Bouquets, as fathers have taught sons and neighbor has taught neighbor for four generations.

    These wonderful sculptures are handmade from 55 gallon oil drums in Haiti. The steel drums vary from brown to grey to black. As such, colors will vary on each, unique piece. Thank you for supporting our artists. Each purchase makes a huge difference in the quality of their lives.

    It's Cactus Metal Art Haiti

    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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