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Haitian art - Handcrafted metal art wall hanging measures 24" x 24" Metal wall art.

Detailed accent piece for your home. What a fun addition to your home. Metal wall hanging is handcrafted from a 55 gallon recycled steel oil drum at our workshop in Port au Prince, Haiti.

One of the unique forms of Haitian art is the steel drum metal art. Large metal drums, once used for transporting oil or other products are recycled into the raw material of this particular art form.

Using recycled 55-gallon oil drums, the Haitian artist first removes both round ends of the drum and places these inside the cylinder along with dried banana or sugar cane leaves. This is then set on fire, to burn off any paint or residue. When cooled, the artist then cuts the round drum from top to bottom. The flattening process is a sight to behold, as one of the artists’ helpers will climb inside the drum and using all his weight, push with feet, legs, arms and shoulders to open it up. It is then pounded into a flattened "metal canvas" of approximately 3" x 6". With chalk, the design is drawn onto the metal sheet. Now, the real art work begins. 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.

All of the metal art pieces are handcrafted in my own workshop in Port au Prince, Haiti. The photos show some of the process of turning a recycled steel drum into a work of art for your home.

Click to view the various categories of Haitian metal art.

* Haiti Metal Art Home Page http://etsy.me/1lG7ves

* Tree & Bird Designs http://etsy.me/1OHF4IH

* Angels & Mermaids http://bit.ly/1YRO0xS

* Sun Designs http://etsy.me/1TtBnWh

* Crosses & Bible Scenes http://etsy.me/1SGKgf0

* Geckos – Butterflies – Fish Designs http://etsy.me/1ObsPQ3

* Haitian Life – Women – Ethnic Masks http://etsy.me/1RxmWBZ

* Numbers & Switch Plates http://etsy.me/1ONOwby

* Mirrors http://etsy.me/1Q8pJCl

* Garden Décor & Baskets http://etsy.me/1OHFv5S

* Towel Hooks http://etsy.me/1NbGZR7

Please visit all of my Etsy Shops:

Haitian Metal - Displays our ethnic Haitian metal art, which has been hand cut from recycled steel oil drums and finished with finely detailed hammered work. These unique pieces can be seen at … http://www.etsy.com/shop/HaitianMetal

Tropic Accents – Brightly hand painted metal decorative home decor in a tropical theme. Tropical Fish, Gingerbread Houses, Geckos, Frogs and more …. https://www.etsy.com/shop/TropicAccents

Stained Glass Delight - Features handcrafted stained glass sun catchers and jewelry boxes, finished in decorative solder work. These make wonderful gifts. http://www.etsy.com/shop/StainedGlassDelight

Switch Plate Decor - Hand painted metal light switch covers. All hand cut from recycled steel oil drums in Haiti. A huge selection of tropical designs…. https://www.etsy.com/shop/SwitchPlateDecor

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Haitian Metal Art, Metal Mermaid - Fish Metal Wall Art - Metal Art Wall Hanging - Steel Drum Wall Decor - Garden Art - 24" x 24" - 462-24

$86.95

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: steel, metal, steel drum, oil drum, recycled steel, recycled metal, recycled steel drum
  • Only ships to United States from Haiti.
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