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Butterfly 34 Metal Wall Hanging - Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Art - 576-34

$139.95

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Butterfly measures 30" x 34" - Unique hand hammered wall decor.

All of our Haitian metal art pieces are handcrafted in our own workshop in Port au Prince, Haiti, where I have worked in the arts field for nearly 30 years.

It all begins with a recycled 55 gallon steel oil drum. Tops and bottoms of the drum are removed and placed inside of the drum cylinder along with dried banana or other leaves, scrap paper or cardboard. The full drum is then is set on fire, to burn off everything, bringing it down to the clean steel of the drum. When the drum has cooled, it is cut down the side and flattened out to an approximate 3' x 6' "metal canvas. (The tops and bottoms are used for our 24" round pieces) The design is drawn on to the metal. Using hammer and various size chisels, the shaping and details are cut and hammered into the metal, creating a very unique piece of art for your home. The piece is coated with a clear protective finish, making it suitable for hanging indoors or outdoors.

This type art is definitely a case of "Upcycling". We reuse a steel oil drum to make it into something of greater value than it was originally.

Please look through the photos that we have included, showing some of the process of making the metal wall hangings.


Materials Used

steel, metal, steel drum, upcycled metal, oil drum

Product Attributes

Color: Black

Shipping

United States
First Item: $17.95
Additional Items: $9.00

Policies

We have our workshop in Port au Prince, Haiti, where all of our work is done by our very talented Haitian artisans. All orders are air freighted to Miami, where they clear customs and are then shipped to you with FedEx Ground. Please allow 2 - 3 weeks for delivery.

~Gifts ~
We are happy to ship to another address if your purchase is a gift; simply provide the shipping details when you place your order, as well as your email address or phone number should we have any questions.

~Payment~
We accept PayPal. If payment is not received within 2 business days, the order will be cancelled and the item relisted. We will, however, attempt to contact you before cancelling.

~Contact Us~
Please contact us should you have further questions. Additionally, feel free to visit and order additional pieces directly from our website Haiti Metal Art.

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