The unique metal drum art began about 50 years back in Haiti when a blacksmith used discarded metal drums to make crosses for the cemetery. Today the artisans in the village of Croix de Bouquets in Haiti are engaged in transforming used metal drums into beautiful pieces of art.
This bowl shaped luminary with painted flowers is handmade by artisans supported by Comite Artisanal Haitien. The organization supports over 200 artisans and their rich vibrant culture. The organization has helped these skilled artisans to promote their generation old heirloom crafts. The various crafts practiced by Haitien artisans include unique metal artworks, river stone carvings, papier maché masks and hand-painted wooden products.
Handmade in Haiti and fair trade imported.
Comite Artisanal Haitien Artisan Story
Comite Artisanal Haitien (CAH) was founded in 1973 to support rural craft persons from Haiti. CAH gives local artisans the ability to sell their crafts in the local markets in Port-au-Prince. The aim of the organization is to build a sale outlet for artisanal communities and help reduce the flow of migrating youth from these communities into the city as wage workers.
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