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Metal Cross Wall Art with Flower Center (8.5" x 10") - Croix des Bouquets (H)
Croix des Bouquets (H)
This metal cross features an ornate flower design in the center and elegant curved edges along the border. Great Christmas decoration or year round. Handcrafted from steel oil drums by Haitian artists. It measures approximately 8.5 x 10 inches. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
Meet the Artisans
When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art in the capital of Port-Au-Prince, you are met with a cacophony of tink, tink, tink as ball peen hammers strike sheets of steel. The sheets are cut from steel drums colored by oil and other liquids the drums at one time held. The process of turning sheets of metal into beautiful wall art is all done by hand, from cutting holes that become edges of trees and leaves, to accenting each lizard with a texture of scales, to painting or lacquering the final design. The artists are proud of their work, signing the pieces on the back side, leaving a raised, reversed signature on the front.