Haitian Oil Drum Peace Sign Wall Art
Fair Trade HAITI
Made from recycled metal, this symbol of peace is hand cut and hammered, then embossed with a dynamic floral design. Hang indoors or out from attached metal hanger on reverse.
Measures 12 1/2"diameter
ABOUT THE ARTISANS:
Comite Artisanal Haitien helps Haitian families make a living by selling their recycled and hand-crafted artwork around the world. Craft making in Haiti is often the sole source of income for families. Your purchase supports these resourceful artisans in one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere.
In a country afflicted with poverty and natural disaster, hundreds of artisans in Haiti rely on Comite Artisanal Haitian (CAH) to find a fair price and a market for their crafts. Founded in 1973 to reduce migration to the city by selling rural craft makers' wares in Port-au-Prince, CAH today also provides Haitian artisans and craft cooperatives advance payments, financial assistance to families, and emergency disaster relief. Beautiful works of art from recycled metal drums, hand-painted wood products, and stone carvings have become hallmarks of Haitian craftsmanship. CAH represents more than 120 individual Haitian artisans, including the artisans from Cite Soleil, Croix-des-Bouquets, Jacmel, and other impoverished areas in and around Port-au-Prince