24 inch Painted Mermaid & Fish - Caribbean Craft
This 24 inch Haitian metal wall art features a mermaid under water. 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.
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.
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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.
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.
Love it! Much better looking in person, and well made.
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!
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.