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Two Fishes Cut Metal Art

Authentic Fair Trade Product. Ethically sourced. Handcrafted in Haiti.

$18.00

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Two fishy friends swim together in the reef. To make this wall hanging, artisans cut open 55-gallon drums, pound them flat, and then mark designs with chalk. Using a chisel, they cut through the metal to make designs. Among Haiti’s most original art forms is the cut metal work from Croix des Bouquets, a small village outside of Port-au-Prince. The tradition began in the early 1930s with Georges Liataud’s imaginative cemetery crosses crafted from recycled metal.

  • Cut metal
  • 6.5H inches
  • Handcrafted in Haiti

UPC: 732919480719

SKU: 8002850

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  • The Makers
    Comite Artisanal Haitien

    Comite Artisanal HaitienThe nonprofit CAH, Comité Artisanal Haitien or Haitian Committee of Artisans, markets and exports crafts made by Haitian artisans, cooperatives and craft groups. Read more.

  • Reviews (1).....
    • Excellent craftsmanship - beautiful design
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      I bought this at a nearby store to add to my collection of Haitian Steel Drum Art - a collection that began with a piece from Ten Thousand Villages several years ago. The details on this piece are beautiful. It will go in a room that has a 75 gallon freshwater aquarium - where there is just enough s...