Double Tree of Life Wall Sculpture

Item# 05-0473
$118.00

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 very authentic Beautiful authentic artwork and I love that it is fair trade from Haitian artists. November 2, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wedding gift This was purchased as a wedding gift for a blended family with 4 children. The entwined trees represented the couple & the 4 birds were for the kids. It couldn't have been more perfect. The couple was very excited about it, both the aesthetics of the piece as well as the symbolism. It is beautifully made & the finish over the metal enhances the workmanship. A real winner. June 5, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by handcrafted beauty We were searching for wall art and decided on this piece . Thrilled to find a recycled piece with an individual artist's touch - couldnt have done better. Thank you, gaiam, for representing these artists! June 5, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tree of life Beautiful wall hanging. Very unique and exquisitely done. Love it! April 30, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Trees Rock What a beautiful sculpture this is!! The fact that it is handmade makes it even more appealing. The fact that it is made in Haiti makes the environmentally conscious buyer even more satisfied. The fact that the detail is intricate and the overall impact is huge testify to its scope as truly powerful art. The only suggestion I would make it that Gaiam or Beyond Borders could write a description to accompany the sculpture when it is given as a gift. The back story makes it even more full of impact. April 23, 2011
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 41 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by very authentic Beautiful authentic artwork and I love that it is fair trade from Haitian artists. November 2, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wedding gift This was purchased as a wedding gift for a blended family with 4 children. The entwined trees represented the couple & the 4 birds were for the kids. It couldn't have been more perfect. The couple was very excited about it, both the aesthetics of the piece as well as the symbolism. It is beautifully made & the finish over the metal enhances the workmanship. A real winner. June 5, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by handcrafted beauty We were searching for wall art and decided on this piece . Thrilled to find a recycled piece with an individual artist's touch - couldnt have done better. Thank you, gaiam, for representing these artists! June 5, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tree of life Beautiful wall hanging. Very unique and exquisitely done. Love it! April 30, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Trees Rock What a beautiful sculpture this is!! The fact that it is handmade makes it even more appealing. The fact that it is made in Haiti makes the environmentally conscious buyer even more satisfied. The fact that the detail is intricate and the overall impact is huge testify to its scope as truly powerful art. The only suggestion I would make it that Gaiam or Beyond Borders could write a description to accompany the sculpture when it is given as a gift. The back story makes it even more full of impact. April 23, 2011
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