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If you are looking for a special gift for someone this holiday season, I would encourage you to give back and shop Macy’s “Heart of Haiti” collection which includes quilts, metalwork, ceramics, wood-carvings, paintings and jewelry. Saturday 11/12 is my birthday. To mark the occasion, I will be giving away the beautiful papier-mache bowl at left… see below…
This beautiful handmade steel frame just became part of my ever-growing art collection. The elegance and beauty of a handcrafted piece always appeals to my heart. Knowing that it was created by a Haitian artist after the earthquake in order to regain some semblance of normalcy and earn a living, appeals to my heart and soul.
The Heart of Haiti Songbird Frame stands 9″ x 11.5″ and holds a 4″ x 6″ image. The card reads, “The singing of the birds is a celestial language attracting the presence of angels.” The piece is painstakingly cut, hammered and varnished by hand of steel from recycled barrels. Each one-of-a-kind piece has a rustic beauty wrought by Haiti’s master craftsman. It is surprisingly lightweight for steel and sells for $25 at Macy’s. It includes a Certificate of Authenticity and is signed by the artisan.
One year ago Macy’s launched “The Heart of Haiti,” to bring trade and aid to the earthquake-devastated country. These traditional Haitian artisan home décor products created by Haitian artisan survivors are available in 25 Macy’s stores and on macys.com. Heart of Haiti is a “Trade, Not Aid” initiative launched by artist and social entrepreneur, Willa Shalit, The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund and Macy’s.
Haiti’s ancient culture includes a vast diversity of traditional, handmade products such as hand-tooled serving trays and up-cycled oil drums from the blacksmith community in Croix des Bouquets, the work in papier-mache from Carnival Jacmel artists, and a women’s quilting cooperative in Cite Soleil.
To find out more about Heart of Hati Campaign:
Celebrate My 60th Birthday Giveaway
To celebrate my birthday, I am having a giveaway of a beautiful papier-mache bowl handcrafted in Jacmel, Haiti. Every bowl is different and one-of-a-kind and will look like the one above. It will be amazing!! The giveaway will end on Sunday November 12 at 11:59 PM ET. A winner will be drawn at random and must be claimed by Monday at noon or another winner will be chosen. You must leave a valid e-mail address to be entered. This giveaway is available to U.S. residents only.
- Visit Macy’s Heart of Haiti Collection and leave a comment below about what piece of art you would treasure from the collection. Please leave a valid e-mail address.
- Like Heart of Haiti on Facebook
- Follow Heart of Haiti on Twitter
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Terms and Conditions: Winners will be selected randomly through http://random.org. No purchase necessary to enter. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM ET Saturday, November 12. See C8C Giveaway Terms & Conditions for more information. You must leave a valid e-mail address to be entered. This giveaway is available to US residents only.