Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Croix des Bouquet

Croix des Bouquet is an artisan village in Haiti that has become a major stopping place for visitors to the island.  Since the 1940's, Haitians have been taking discarded 55 gallon oil drums and turning them into beautiful pieces of art with the simplest of tools.  All of the work is done by hand as they squat in the dirt and the sound created when they are all working at the same time is incredible.

In the last year, there has been a lot of work done to make this village more visitor friendly and it is so exciting to see all the changes taking place.

March 2013

February 2014

March 2013

February 2014

Paved roads

 This artisan makes the Kids Around Haiti art that can be purchased on our website.

It's amazing to watch these pieces be created.

Using a hammer and simple tools like these pictured, each piece of oil drum (like the blue one below) is carefully fashioned into something beautiful.

When finished, each piece is covered in a protective varnish and then put to dry in the sun.

Apparent Project has been using custom made medallions to incorporate into their jewelry as well.

 To purchase these and other pieces that are similar - click here.

The crosses are another popular item - click here to purchase.

We at Market Haiti are excited to offer these pieces for sale here in the U.S.  Each one is an amazingly detailed piece of work and deserves to be celebrated!  Because they are all done by hand, they may be similar, but no two are exactly alike.  Order your unique piece today!

We are continually adding new and different pieces to the web site.
  Check back often!