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Haitian artisans take clean 55-gallon oil drums and flatten them into a “canvas,” draw a pattern in chalk and then hand chisel and hammer the metal into these intricate sculptures. Each Double Tree of Life Wall Sculpture is created entirely by hand – with no electricity used – and signed by the artist. Lacquer-finished for indoor or outdoor use. 23" diameter. 2 lb. Haiti.

Double Tree of Life Wall Sculpture Features:
  • Crafted by hand by Haitian fair trade artisans
  • Made from 55-gallon oil drums
  • Hand chiseled and hammered and signed by the artist
  • Lacquer-finished for indoor or outdoor use

From Beyond Borders, a fair trade group

PrintDue to the size of this item, a delivery surcharge of $5 will be added to the order for standard delivery. Gift wrap not available.

23" diameter; 2 lb.

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Our Double Tree of Life Wall Sculptures are created by Haitian artisans through our fair trade partner Beyond Borders. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, with 80% of the population living under the poverty line. Successful international business relationships are few, partly due to concerns over safety and political instability.

Beyond Borders began representing Haitian artists in 1989, empowering individual artisans to create development opportunities that respect the native culture and foster environmentally sustainable practices. These artists are able to use materials around them in new and inventive ways to create unique pieces of art. Beyond Borders works with dozens of individual artists, many of whom have tens or even hundreds of employees of their own, creating countless new opportunities to earn a fair wage and develop their artistic and business skills.

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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 40 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful Sculpture I purchased this as a wedding gift and found it so beautiful I am back on line to order one for myself! August 19, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful and symbolic The instant I saw the Double Tree of Life, I loved it. We have four children so it represented our family: parents as trees and the birds as children. The detail is beautiful. Not only is the metal stamped for texture, it is bed or raised outward to give it depth. Because it is metal, I assumed it would be heavy, but it is not. It does have a slight odor to it - considering it is from an oil barrel - no wonder. Ours hangs over our bed, and I can only smell it if i stick my face right up to it. Overall, I love it and would buy it again. June 29, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Gift! Bought this for my in-laws as a housewarming gift and they love it! Said it was beautiful and easy to hang on the wall. Shipped out fast and was well protected. Great to go with any decor. June 8, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lovely gift item The recipient loves the Tree of Life but was a bit disappointed that it isn't larger. They actually received 2 Trees due to a boondoggle in the order process. I had neglected to include the free shipping code which resulted in a call to two different customer service reps. Two orders were submitted, but we finally got it all sorted out. The Gaiam reps were friendly and the receivers simply called Fed Ex for a pickup of the second item, no charge. I will order from Gaiam again but maybe by phone and not online. January 9, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fits any decor! I bought this for our bedroom, but it would fit perfectly in many rooms and with any decor. The etching and raised areas add interest and depth. It is not heavy or hard to hang. We love it! January 7, 2010
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 40 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful Sculpture I purchased this as a wedding gift and found it so beautiful I am back on line to order one for myself! August 19, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful and symbolic The instant I saw the Double Tree of Life, I loved it. We have four children so it represented our family: parents as trees and the birds as children. The detail is beautiful. Not only is the metal stamped for texture, it is bed or raised outward to give it depth. Because it is metal, I assumed it would be heavy, but it is not. It does have a slight odor to it - considering it is from an oil barrel - no wonder. Ours hangs over our bed, and I can only smell it if i stick my face right up to it. Overall, I love it and would buy it again. June 29, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Gift! Bought this for my in-laws as a housewarming gift and they love it! Said it was beautiful and easy to hang on the wall. Shipped out fast and was well protected. Great to go with any decor. June 8, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lovely gift item The recipient loves the Tree of Life but was a bit disappointed that it isn't larger. They actually received 2 Trees due to a boondoggle in the order process. I had neglected to include the free shipping code which resulted in a call to two different customer service reps. Two orders were submitted, but we finally got it all sorted out. The Gaiam reps were friendly and the receivers simply called Fed Ex for a pickup of the second item, no charge. I will order from Gaiam again but maybe by phone and not online. January 9, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fits any decor! I bought this for our bedroom, but it would fit perfectly in many rooms and with any decor. The etching and raised areas add interest and depth. It is not heavy or hard to hang. We love it! January 7, 2010
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