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Eight Inch Tiger Feet Design Metal Gecko - Caribbean Craft - Fair Trade Travel Gifts

Eight Inch Tiger Feet Design Metal Gecko - Caribbean Craft

$23.99  In Stock

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This cute tiger feet gecko is handmade in Haiti by crafting recycled oil drums. Each upcycled piece has a small hook for hanging and measures from head to head 8-inches long. Each gecko is handpainted with a bright colorful design inspired by the local Haitian art. This Fair Trade Caribbean Craft gecko brings Haitian culture to your home while providing artisans with fair prices for their talented work. 

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.