Double Tree of Life Wall Sculpture

Item# 05-0473
$118.00
$59.00

Wall art designed by fair trade artisans

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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

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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 41 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful Artwork I absolutely love this artwork. I walk by it everytime I enter or leave my house. July 5, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love It! I recently purchased this wall hanging for my dining room. The picture in the catalog does not show how detailed it really is. I have received many compliments on it. I love the fact that it is made from recylcled oil drums, especially now that everyone is trying to be "green". The only thing that I would improve on it is to add a small hook for hanging. May 26, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful, fair-trade artwork for a wedding gift! I have given two of these sculptures as wedding presents (the intertwining trees are a lovely symbol of union) and they have been very well received. The sculpture is beautiful and each one is unique, and knowing that it's a fair trade piece of artwork from Haiti, a country that has struggled so much and continues to, is what makes it special. May 22, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by So Unique! This wall sculpture is very unique! I'm looking forward to getting many compliments on it. Not heavy at all - I expected it to weigh more, but it is very lightweight and can hang on any wall without a stud. Love the fact that it's recycled! May 11, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful I adore this lovely artwork. It is surprisingly lightweight, but appears very substantial and in no way appears cheap or common. It is very distinctive, the design is unique and the carvings are very detailed, but at the same time is not fussy or busy. In fact, it is very serene and charming. I hung it on a wall in my enrty way that is painted in a pale blue-gray and the color of the wall shows in between the carving. It really comes to life and looks wonderful. I am very happy with this item and am sure I will enjoy it for many, many years. I recommend this to anyone who is looking for something nice to add to their home. January 16, 2009
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 41 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful Artwork I absolutely love this artwork. I walk by it everytime I enter or leave my house. July 5, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love It! I recently purchased this wall hanging for my dining room. The picture in the catalog does not show how detailed it really is. I have received many compliments on it. I love the fact that it is made from recylcled oil drums, especially now that everyone is trying to be "green". The only thing that I would improve on it is to add a small hook for hanging. May 26, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful, fair-trade artwork for a wedding gift! I have given two of these sculptures as wedding presents (the intertwining trees are a lovely symbol of union) and they have been very well received. The sculpture is beautiful and each one is unique, and knowing that it's a fair trade piece of artwork from Haiti, a country that has struggled so much and continues to, is what makes it special. May 22, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by So Unique! This wall sculpture is very unique! I'm looking forward to getting many compliments on it. Not heavy at all - I expected it to weigh more, but it is very lightweight and can hang on any wall without a stud. Love the fact that it's recycled! May 11, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful I adore this lovely artwork. It is surprisingly lightweight, but appears very substantial and in no way appears cheap or common. It is very distinctive, the design is unique and the carvings are very detailed, but at the same time is not fussy or busy. In fact, it is very serene and charming. I hung it on a wall in my enrty way that is painted in a pale blue-gray and the color of the wall shows in between the carving. It really comes to life and looks wonderful. I am very happy with this item and am sure I will enjoy it for many, many years. I recommend this to anyone who is looking for something nice to add to their home. January 16, 2009
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