Octopus & Sea life Wall Art - Croix des Bouquets
This 23 inch piece features an Octopus surrounded by sea life. Hand cut and embossed in Haiti by local artisans from recycled steel oil drums. Measures approximately 23 inches in diameter.
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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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.
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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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A lovely piece that fit my decor perfectly. As described—maybe even better
Hi Nancy! Oh! Our wall art! Museum quality! Outstanding pieces! Such stunning works of art! ... I am so happy that your metal wall art is a perfect match for your decor! Thank you again for purchasing fair trade and being a part of the fair trade movement! I do hope to see you again! Thank you! - Michele/Shopkeeper
I love the Tree of Life! It's pretty, and nicely made. A light pewter color, it really does add warmth to my decor.
Awesome M. Temple!! We are so happy you are pleased with your 14 inch Tree of Life Dragonfly Metal Wall Art - Croix des Bouquets. Our artisans work hard hand crafting each piece of metal wall art - some of which are beautifully displayed in museums. They are very special! ... and you are too (special!) ...Thanks so much for shopping the fair trade moment, where each purchase gives back and helps those in developing countries! Thank you! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
The metal wall art is PERFECT in every way ... I am soooo excited about putting this up in our new house once it gets finished being built! I have a very special prominent place in our new home where I plan to hang this. But alas - the house will not be finished until Dec ... but what a great Xmas present this will be! Thank you! - Linda
Thank you so much Linda for your Five Star Reviews on your Twisted Tree of Life Metal Wall Art! Soon December will be here, the house will be finished being built and your art will be in the prominent place that you have picked out for it! I hope you send us a picture once you are moved in and are displaying it on your wall! That would be so awesome!! Thank you so much for being a part of the Fair Trade Movement! I hope to see you again soon! Thank you! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
Bought to hang over an outside door. It's beautiful and unique, with great craftsmanship.
Thank you again Ginger for your Five Star Review of the Steel Drum Semi Circle of The River Wall Art Decor!! Your well thought out written review helps others to purchase with confidence when ordering fair trade crafts online! We couldn't be more pleased to hear that you are happy with the craftsmanship of our artisan wall decor. Your purchase helps others in developing countries and hopefully helps to improve the lives of some of the folks in which we share our planet! I hope to see you again soon and Thank You so much your support of the fair trade movement!! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
This art was exactly what I wanted. It looks good in a place that fits its style. The order was sent quickly and I appreciate the cost. Thank You
Thank you so much Charles for your 5 Star Review of the 10' Steel Drum Sun Face Metal Wall Art Decor! We are delighted that it fits so well with your collection, and that our service along with the quality of our artisan crafts met your expectations! I appreciate the time you took to write your review as it helps others to gain confidence and trust in the fair trade movement! Thank you and I hope to see you again soon! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper