Metal Art Candle Holder Fish Design - Croix des Bouquets (O)

Perfect for a tea light candle, this candle holder is decorated with a fish design. The holder is handmade from steel drums, and measures 4 inches tall by 3 inches wide. Its natural patina makes this piece perfect for indoor or outdoor use.

Meet the Artisans

Metal Artisan in Haiti When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art in the capital of Port-Au-Prince, you are met with a cacophony of tink, tink, tink as ball peen hammers strike sheets of steel. The sheets are cut from steel drums colored by oil and other liquids the drums at one time held. The process of turning sheets of metal into beautiful wall art is all done by hand, from cutting holes that become edges of trees and leaves, to accenting each lizard with a texture of scales, to painting or lacquering the final design. The artists are proud of their work, signing the pieces on the back side, leaving a raised, reversed signature on the front.

 


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