Haitian Folk Art Celestial Ornaments - Set of 3
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Every purchase of a fair-trade item from Haiti generates an extra donation to help Haitian artisans affected by the 2010 earthquake.
At the GreaterGood Network, we have been privileged to work with talented artisans in the nation of Haiti for many years. In the wake of the devastating January 2010 earthquake, we extend our sympathy and hope to our artisan friends and their families. We hope you'll help us do even more to aid their recovery.
Thank you for building hope and helping to heal Haiti.
There are ornaments so special they transcend borders, cultures, and holiday celebrations. This trio -- sun, moon, and star -- is made from recycled steel oil drums in Haiti, and brings serenity and hope to your home with its origins of incredible effort and loving attention to detail imbued by every strike of hammer and chisel.
In Haiti, where recycled steel oil drums are a valuable source of metal, the artisans of Croix des Bouquets fashion amazing works of metal art that leave no carbon footprint. 55-gallon drums dumped there have been turned into art supplies by the residents since in the 1950s. They're cut and purified with straw fires that burn out the residue. Once cleaned, the artisans use hammer and chisel to work them by hand, as the lack of electricity during the day makes power tools impossible. The result is greenest of green arts and the chicest of the eco-chic . . . and a keepsake entirely unique.
- Recycled steel
- Set of 3
- 2" dia. (5.1 cm)
- Handmade in and fairly traded from Haiti
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January 26, 2014 - These are nice ornaments. Not my favorite but well made. They do not come with any ribbon to hang them up. Can use them anywhere, any time of the year.
January 24, 2014 - Very sweet and well-made. These look beautiful in the bathroom. Lightweight and whimsical....
January 16, 2014 - gifts...gave to sister...put on some ribbon to hang with...right up her alley...best part helping others!
December 13, 2013 - These are cute and can be used as Christmas tree decorations or as permanent decoration in a room. They also are doing good, for the Haitians who make them.
November 22, 2013 - I love these ornaments..their beauty and creativity by the makers in this land with so many needs touches my heart. I also own the wall crosses...I urge you to buy those too
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