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 40 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Charming Wall Hanging This product turned out to be a bit more rustic than I expected.  It did not really fit in the spot I'd intended.  So, I gave it to a friend, who loves it on her terrace. November 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Just As Pictured This wall hanging is exactly as pictured, was very easy to hang and looks great on my wall. I'd love it even more if it was bigger. June 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful, Peaceful, Inspiring I adore this wall sculpture!! I purchased it for my bathroom, which is my sanctuary in a house filled with 5 males!! I made my bathroom spa-like and Indonesian inspired with teak accents, no junk laying around, bamboo rug and the vetiver bath mat from Gaiam (see my review on that). It's not easy to do in an ugly bathroom of a rental apartment in NYC, but I tried. I always find myself looking "into" this sculpture when I'm in the bathroom, especially while taking a shower. It's kind of like my focus point on which to daydream. (I recently purchased an opaque shower curtain and can't see it now, which makes me sad. Yes, I am weird! LOL!) It's beautifully made, lightweight and goes with everything. I love that it's Fair Trade, made from recycled materials and signed by the artist. It was super easy to hang too - dry wall nails in the holes for the birds' eyes. It would make a great wedding/shower gift I think! May 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Absolutely gorgeous! This wall sculpture is so lovely; I had a hard time deciding what wall to hang it on. May 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great art I love this sculpture, I hung it my living room. I can sit on the sofa and admire it. I would like to find something else to go with it. Like a sculpture birds in flight. May 3, 2012
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The listed shipping weight is 2 lbs and the dimensions 23x23x1
11 months ago
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I took my Double Tree of Life to share with art students at school. They would like to know if the Haitian artists who make these sculptures are okay after the earthquake in Feb. 2010? Any news?
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The Haitian artist whom make this piece are doing just fine and still creating these wonderful sculptures.
4 years ago
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I would like to give this as a wedding gift and think the recipients would really appreciate its background and the fact that it was hand made by Haitian artists through the beyond borders program. Does the sculpture come with some sort of explanation of this within the packaging??
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The item did not come with any notes about background artists. I would suggest you take the information from the Gaiam website and create a nice little "info tag" in word that you can send in a card separately from the item. Or perhaps put the info in the note section of the order.
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No it does not come with any background information.
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mine didn't have any that I could see, but I may have missed it.
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This doesn't included any literature about the origins of the sculpture. I have had customers just print the description and include it with card when giving as a gift.
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There are no hooks but I hung mine easily by using two nails. The sculpture hangs by the nails in two "open spots" in the artwork and the nails are not noticeable unless you are looking for them.
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No - there are no hooks on the back. We were able to hang this piece with just one small panel type nail - stays in place & it's hidden.
2 years, 10 months ago
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No, nothing comes with for hanging but the way it is shaped it is easy to hang.
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No but it's very easy and light weight to hang, I used 2 small nails within the top of the sculpture and they don't show, they just blend in.
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I did not see any hook on mine. Because of the design, there are many options for hanging it on a nail.
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There aren't any hooks but it is easy to hang.
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This is only available in one size.
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