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Handmade Haitian Art, Vintage Octopus Riding Bike with Goat Head, Fair Trade Decor 23x23in

Haiti
$189.00

Handmade Haitian Art, Octopus Riding Bike with Goat Head, Fair Trade Decor 23x23in

The common octopus would be unique for its appearance alone, with its massive bulbous head, large eyes, and eight distinctive arms. But by far the most striking characteristic of the octopus is the wide array of techniques it uses to avoid or thwart attackers. Now take the octopus and put him on a bike with a Goat Head Steering Wheel!!

Metal drum art is the sustaining life source of Croix-des-Bouquets, the town outside of Port-au-Prince where the tradition of metal art was born. Companies from the capital used to dump empty metal drums in Croix-des-Bouquets, with other industrial waste. In the 1940’s a local blacksmith, Georges Liautaud, took the metal drums and began combining them with iron bars to make elaborate metal crosses. His ingenuity turned waste into something useful that has become a new uniquely Haitian craft tradition.

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Handmade Haitian Art, Octopus Riding Bike with Goat Head, Fair Trade Decor 23x23in

The common octopus would be unique for its appearance alone, with its massive bulbous head, large eyes, and eight distinctive arms. But by far the most striking characteristic of the octopus is the wide array of techniques it uses to avoid or thwart attackers. Now take the octopus and put him on a bike with a Goat Head Steering Wheel!!

Metal drum art is the sustaining life source of Croix-des-Bouquets, the town outside of Port-au-Prince where the tradition of metal art was born. Companies from the capital used to dump empty metal drums in Croix-des-Bouquets, with other industrial waste. In the 1940’s a local blacksmith, Georges Liautaud, took the metal drums and began combining them with iron bars to make elaborate metal crosses. His ingenuity turned waste into something useful that has become a new uniquely Haitian craft tradition.

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SKU: H3454
Width: 23.00
Height: 23.00
Depth: 1.00
Warranty: 99