24 inch Painted Fish & Shell - Caribbean Craft
This 24 inch Haitian metal wall art features a colorful fish and conch shell. Perfect for hanging indoors or out, the piece is hand painted, hand cut and embossed.
Meet the Artisans
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.
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Orders will be shipped within 48 hours of placement unless specifically stated. Orders are shipped Monday through Friday. The warehouse is closed on holidays and weekends. Orders placed on weekends and holidays are processed the next opened business day. Orders are typically delivered within 2 weeks. Please consult tracking numbers for up to date information.
We offer Priority Mail for US and International orders. Please note international orders may get charged Duty and Taxes by your the country of destination. You are solely responsible for any duty or taxes.
Returns - The Village Country Store
There is a 15% Restocking Fee on all orders! This is the manufacturers policy upon which we must all abide. No exceptions.
Our policy lasts 14 days. Within 14 days of purchase you can return your goods, no questions asked. If 14 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
To be eligible for a return, Items must be unopened, unused, be in the same condition that you received it, unlaundered, in their original packaging with law required tags still attached, in a resell-able condition, and if sold in sets, must be returned in sets. THE RA NUMBER MUST BE MARKED ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE PACKAGE, or package will not be received.
Please contact us for a return authorization number (RMA) and shipping instructions. Please include the paperwork you received with your order or a print out of your email confirmation to enable us to process your return.
If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance.
Please notify us by email email@example.com - we will determine if we need the item returned. A replacement will be set.
ADDITIONAL INFO: No returns are credited if there is no original packaging, no tags, or product has been soiled, subjected to any animal usage, has been laundered, or there is any unpleasant odor or smell from usage or the environment in which an item was utilized (bedroom, kitchen, etc with cooking smells, smoking, perfume etc.).
Unless an item is wrong or has a manufacturer defect, you will be responsible for the cost of return shipping to our warehouse.
Our manufacturer charges a 15% restock fee for products returned due to Buyer Remorse/Change of Mind.
Items on Clearance or Liquidation cannot be returned.
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I love this little guy!! I have looked all over to find a similar product after my vacation in the Cayman Islands. This is just what I was looking for. Quality product and I love that is supports fair trade.
Thank you 'Pleidel'! You lovely gecko has a perfect home with the other Gecko you purchased. They are so bright and colorful! Handcrafted by artisans! ...and now you have a little bit of the Cayman's with your patio! Thank you for your continued support of fair trade! The artisans are paid fair market value for their art, helping them to better their lives within their families and their communities! It is a beautiful movement that is taking hold and gaining wider acceptance as folks learn about it. Your purchase truly helps those in developing countries! Thank you! ....and thank you again for shopping The Village Country Store! - Michele/Shopkeeper
On a recent vacation to Grand Cayman I saw this cute gecko and wanted to find one to take home. I couldn't find one anywhere!! Then I saw these!! They are so cute and colorful. I would love to find one a little bigger, 22 inches or so but these work well on my patio. Order was filled promptly and arrived in perfect condition. And I like supporting fair trade.
Thank you so much 'Pleidel' for your Five Star Review of our Geckos! Aren't they the absolute cutest?? We sold quite a few of these, they certainly will bring a little bit of the Grand Cayman memories back to you, all the while enjoying their perfect place on your patio. Thank you too for joining the fair trade movement. Every little bit helps ...and helps other in developing countries attain employment, education, food, water and medicines! Thank you! :)!! I hope to see you again soon! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
Love it! Much better looking in person, and well made.
Hi Ginger! ...Thank you so much for Five Star Review of the 24 inch Painted Mermaid & Fish Metal Wall Art Decor! We couldn't be more thrilled with this piece! We love the colors! Thank you so much for such a beautiful review and for your support of the fair trade movement! Your review helps others to gain confidence in the work of our artisans and empowers communities in developing countries to gain independence, education, nutrition, employment and healthcare opportunities. A fairer world by caring folks! Thank you so much!! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
This fair trade gecko is an 8 inch colorful decorative piece that now hangs on my office wall. It has a slightly primitive feel to it and still fits well in a more sophisticated décor. The Village Country Store delivered ahead of promised delivery time, packaging was secure and professional and included a little note describing the fair trade provenance. I’m a delighted customer! Thank you!
Oh Wow Dan! Thank you so much for your Five Star Review of our fair trade Geckos from The Village Country Store! Delighted to hear that your gecko arrived ahead of time, that it has a happy home on the wall in your office and that while 'primitive' lends an air of sophistication to your office decor! - Thank you so much for your continued support of the fair trade movement! I hope to see you again soon! Thank you! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
I ordered this lizard to compliment our garden Wall of lizards. This is a beautiful item that compliments our yard. As promised heat item and a good seller.
Thank you so much Brian for your stellar review! I am so happy to hear that it is a welcome addition to your garden wall of lizards! Love it! Thank you! Hope to see you again soon! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper