Painted Oil Drum Art GECKO
Fair Trade - HAITI
This gecko is handmade in Haiti from recycled oil drums. Each has a small hook to hang the piece and is painted with a bright colorful design inspired by the local Haitian culture. From head to tail, the gecko is 8 inches long.
Founded in 1990 by a multinational group of young entrepreneurs, Caribbean Craft - formerly known as Drexco - promotes employment in Haiti by training unskilled - but often highly gifted - craftspeople in metal art, and by assisting the independent artisans through the introduction of new designs and new market outlets. Unemployment in Haiti, the poorest country of the American hemisphere, is variously estimated at 60 and 80%.