This unique one-of-a-kind bracelet was handmade by specialty artisans in Haiti. Haitians have become famous for their unique oil drum art, and this large steel oil drum swirl cuff bracelet was hammered and formed into shape using just a standard oil drum. Proceeds from the sale of each help to bring much needed income to our specialty artisans in one of the most economically depressed regions of Haiti.
- Handmade from oil drums by artisans in Haiti
- Can be adjusted to fit most wrists
- 5 1/2 inches wide
- Embossed and cut by hand with a swirl design
- Large piece that will surely stand out!
All workers producing our Fair Trade bracelets are paid a fair and reasonable wage for their products.About the artisan:
This unique handmade bracelet was made possible by a group of Haitian Artisans
in a village in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Carlo Brutus and Eugene Jacques are two of the many artisans in Croix des Bouquets, an area of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti known for artisans who make oil drum art. The constant hammering from the sheds in the area led us to beautiful metalwork, with each stop offering new designs.
Eugene’s shed was tucked behind several others and yielded unique three-dimensional masks with cogs and bicycle chains for earrings. Each piece is a work of art and signed with “Eugene”. Carlo has what seemed like hundreds of different design of the ubiquitous round steel drum artwork hanging from every inch of wall space in his tiny warehouse.
The Diaspora of Haitians has spread the designs and skills of Oil Drum art throughout the Caribbean but the art is truly Haitian. Old oil drums are no longer readily available and are imported into Haiti by container and sold to the artisans. Even though cheaper, more readily available steel sheets could be used, artisans rely on the used drums for the patina in their art.