This metal wall hanging is hand cut from recycled 50 gallon steel drums. Both ends of the drum are removed and placed inside of the remaining cylinder along with scrap paper, dried banana or sugar cane leaves. It is set on fire, to burn off any paint or residue. When cooled, the drum is cut down the side and flattened out to create a "metal canvas" of approximately 3' x 6', upon which the design is drawn. Using hammer, chisel and various primitive tools, the shape is cut and the various decorative patterns are pounded into the metal, creating a unique and treasured piece of primitive art. The finished design is coated with a protective finish. Can be hung indoors or outdoors.
We make all of our metal art pieces in our own workshop in Port au Prince, Haiti. Our photos show some of the process of turning a recycled steel drum into a work of art for your home.
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We have other Etsy shops that we hope you will visit.
Tropic Accents - Which features hand painted metal wall hangings in a tropical theme. These have also been cut from recycled steel drums. http://www.etsy.com/shop/TropicAccents
Stained Glass Delight - Our newest Etsy shop features handcrafted stained glass sun catchers and jewelry boxes, finished in a decorative solder work. These make wonderful gifts. http://www.etsy.com/shop/StainedGlassDelight
Table Decor – Hand painted wood placemats, coasters and serving trays in tropical designs. http://www.etsy.com/shop/tabledecor
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