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Tree of Life

$ 56.00
FMSC MarketPlace
Purchase provides 107 meals.

Made in: Haiti

Artisan Group: 2nd Story Goods

The tree of life means that you are not an island, but are deeply connected to the world around you and dependent on it for your ability to grow and thrive. A symbol of family and connection to your the ones who went before us. This piece makes a wonderful gift or serves as a beautiful reminder of our inter-connectedness in your own home!

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!

Size: Approximately 22” diameter