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Haitian Clay Ornaments

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Meet the artisans who make this product.

These handmade, ceramic ornaments have been molded, fired, and glazed by talented artisans in Port-Au-Prince Haiti. Using a lace-imprint technique on the surface of each piece, the artisans are able to create these exquisite ornaments that will surely add a classic charm to your home this holiday season.

Size: approximately 4.5" x 4.5"

Why is this clay unique? In desperate times, extremely poor families in Haiti will mix clay from the ground with water, oil and salt to create a clay "cookie." These clay cookies are eaten by adults and children in order to fill their stomachs when food is not available. 

By transforming the same clay into these beautiful ornaments, artisans from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, are able to sculpt their way out of poverty and support their families! 


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