Haitian Metal Art - Fair Trade
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Haitian Artisans & Haitian Metal Art

THE LEGACY OF HAITIAN METAL ART In the 1950’s, DeWitt Peters, a patron of Haitian arts, was intrigued by the iron crosses marking many of the above ground tombs. Peters discovered the blacksmith who had fashioned the crosses, soon to be renowned Haitian artist Georges Liautaud….and so began Haitian metal art. The original raw material […]

Kandinsky Pillows, Miro Pillows - Artisans of India
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Picasso, Miro, Klimt & Kandinsky in India

A brilliant artistic niche is the pillow covers gallery of designs inspired by abstract artists Gustav Klimt, Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso and Joan (Juan) Miró. Baudelaire told us, “Modern art — that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.” To combine the jewel-like color and aspiration towards the […]

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Alebrijes de Oaxaca

Joaquin, Laura and extended family have been creating alebrijes for Topanien Global Gifts for over ten years now and are still going strong. An annual visit by Nadine, owner of Topanien Global Gifts, along with supplemental orders by e-mail keep Topanien stocked with these new and exciting creatures of Oaxaca, Mexico. Boxes of new alebrijes […]