Recycled Metal Lantern
Made in: Haiti
Artisan Group: 2nd Story Goods
This intricate metal lantern is handmade from recycled steel. Open it up and place a light or a candle inside to enjoy the full effect of its beauty! A true piece of art.
The steel drum art of Haiti has been famous for decades throughout the world. Metal from recycled steel drums is cut, flattened, and put into a fire to be made malleable. Then the artisan traces the pattern onto the flat piece, and with chisel and hammer in hand, starts the tapping that cuts away all that is not the image. These particular pieces are made in the village of Croix des Bouquet, which has come to be known as the capital of metal art in Haiti!
Dimensions: 6” square base x 10” tall