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Haitian Folk Art Butterfly Garden Stake

Item # 37368
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Every purchase of a fair-trade item from Haiti generates an extra donation to help Haitian artisans affected by the earthquake.

At the GreaterGood Network, we have been privileged to work with talented artisans in the nation of Haiti for many years. In the wake of the devastating January 2010 earthquake, we extend our sympathy and hope to our artisan friends and their families. We hope you'll help us do even more to aid their recovery.

Thank you for building hope and helping to heal Haiti.


Transform a corner of your garden into a perpetual spring paradise with the classic and ethereal beauty of the butterfly. Bursting with Caribbean color, it brings an unmistakable air of island living to both interior and exterior living space.

To create these folk art pieces, old steel drums are burned to remove their coating, sliced open, and flattened. The artists then sketch designs on them, and sculptors cut the desired shape and create depth by embossing areas with rounded hammer ends. A non-toxic, rust-preventative primer is applied, artisans paint on designs, and the final product is varnished.

These crafts are created by multinational group of young entrepreneurs. The company works to promote employment in Haiti by teaching unskilled workers trades. They also help independent artists find new markets. The company currently employs about 400 people, half men and half women.

  • Available in Caribbean, Calypso, or Tropical design
  • Butterfly measures 8" across
  • Stake extends 12.5" from butterfly base
  • Handmade in and fairly traded from Haiti

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2 reviews

Recent reviews:

August 17, 2013 - I purchased the Calypso butterfly and it is absolutely beautiful. The colors are vibrant and the detail is exquisite. I'm hoping to order the other 2 soon.

June 20, 2013 - very colorful and larger then I thought. Could be on a taller stake but very nice.

Artisan: Caribbean Craft

Artisan Caribbean Craft

Known for its originality and ingenious use of recycled materials, Port-au-Prince - based Caribbean Craft has cultivated an enthusiastic international following with its jubilant folk art since 1990. Founded to address Haiti's high unemployment rate, it provides artisan training, design assistance, and export outlets for over 500 artisans. Along with fair wages, the network provides health and accident insurance, a pension system, and interest-free loans when needed. By earning a living through their unique creations, talented artisans find new empowerment and hope for the future.

Haiti has long been known for its vibrant tradition of colorful, inventive folk art, and there's no better example of inspired Haitian style than Caribbean Craft's oil drum art. Recycled steel drums are molded into ornate forms celebrating local folklore, voodoo, and other mystical and religious symbolism. Other recycled resources, such as empty cement bags, are used to created festive papier-mâché items such as ornaments, piggy banks, and serving trays.

Caribbean Craft's long-term goal is to continue as a conduit for the diversity and vision inherent in Haitian design while producing ecologically sustainable products.

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