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Haitian Metal House Number - Sold Individually  - Croix des Bouquets (O) - Fair Trade Travel Gifts

Haitian Metal House Number - Sold Individually - Croix des Bouquets (O)

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Give your house some international style with Haitian Metal House Numbers. These house numbers are hand-cut and embossed by our Fair Trade artisan partners Croix des Bouquets in Haiti. The artisans use traditional hand-crafting to upcycle used steel drums into art. Upgrade your home or business address into a Carribean work of metal art, while supporting Haitian artists through Fair Trade. 

- Measure approx. 4.5 inches square

- Have holes for screws (screws are not supplied)

- Hand-cut and designed by Fair Trade artisans in Haiti, preserving traditional crafting techniques

- Upcycled from steel drums, preventing waste and supporting sustainable jobs 

Meet the Artisans

Metal Artisan in Haiti When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art in the capital of Port-Au-Prince, you are met with a cacophony of tink, tink, tink as ball peen hammers strike sheets of steel. The sheets are cut from steel drums colored by oil and other liquids the drums at one time held. The process of turning sheets of metal into beautiful wall art is all done by hand, from cutting holes that become edges of trees and leaves, to accenting each lizard with a texture of scales, to painting or lacquering the final design. The artists are proud of their work, signing the pieces on the back side, leaving a raised, reversed signature on the front.