The street of Croix des Bouquets are filled with the sounds of chisels clanging raw materials into works of art.

The artisans in this small town – just north of Port Au Prince – shape beautifully sculptured pieces out of recycled oil drums, creating designs that are inspired by traditional religion and the nature around them.

Our new Recycled Metal Lanterns are a great example of Croix des Bouquets craftsmanship, and west elm is proud to support these artisans by being the world’s largest patron of Haitian handicraft.

Watch Hand/Eye Magazine‘s video above to learn more about how our Recycled Metal Lanterns get made, and scroll down to see photos from our visit!

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croix des bouquets haiti west elm metal lantern

croix des bouquets haiti west elm metal lantern

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