Steel Drum Organic Tree Life Recycled Metal Art from Haiti, Decorative Wall Hanging 23" X 23" Fair Trade Federation Certified
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- Ancient cultures as diverse as the Egyptians, Sumerians, and Mayans all viewed the Tree of Life as the source of all Creation.
- Today, it is a timeless classic; graceful, elegant, and naturally appealing.
- Fair trade is the name of the game and it's the only way we play.
- Color variations from dark silver to brown rustic tones.
- It's Cactus Metal Art Haiti
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I began working in Haiti over 19 years ago with the goal of fighting poverty through art. During that time, we have worked with as many as 120 artists, cultivating business relationships, and building friendships. We have learned the good that comes from Fair Trade. Because of our firm belief in Fair Trade and its practice, every sale we make of metal art makes a positive impact on the artist who produces it. Those benefits flow through the whole workshop and create prosperity for their own family, workers and apprentices, and ultimately, the entire village. We are proud to be a part of that and we hope that as you admire your new piece of handcrafted, recycled folk art you will feel a bit of that pride as well. Casey Riddell
Organic Tree of Life Recycled Metal Wall Sculpture
Tree of life with roots, Haiti metal wall art
Intricately crafted from recycled metal by Haitian artist, Norvh St. Bonheur, this tree of life unifies the sky and the earth, with upward reaching branches and roots delving deep into the ground. The tree of life is a symbol of abundance, creation, and the interconnectedness of all living things. In design, it is elegant, timeless, and universal.
This piece is hand-cut from a recycled 50-gallon steel drum.
Laborers remove the ends of the drum and place them inside the remaining cylinder along with scrap paper, dried banana or sugar cane leaves. Igniting the contents removes all paint and residue.
The artist takes over, chalking his intended design on the prepared metal. Then, with the use of simple hand tools, he cuts the form, pounding and shaping out intricate decorative patterns.
Fair trade means that artists are respected as equal trading partners. Their culture and their craft are valued, honored, and their work is compensated 100% in an equitable manner.