These sconces will hang easily from one nail through the hole provided.
These sculptures have been clear coated to protect them from the elements. If they are going to be part of the indoor decor, they will stay just fine - pretty much forever. If they are outside and exposed, they will rust over time. If that's not the look you want and you can head it off, by simply applying a spray-on enamel once a year. It's a snap!
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The traditional Haitian method of creating metal sculptures from discarded oil drums has changed very little since the technique was first developed by Georges Liataud in the 1950's. To begin, the drums are burned out, cleaned up, sanded down and pounded flat. Next, the artist chalks his intended design onto the prepared metal and begins the heavy and tedious work of cutting and detailing, using only a hammer and chisel. Finally, the sculpture is sealed with a weather-proof finish, so that the sculpture may be displayed easily indoors or out.
These recycled metal wall sconces are yet another example of innovative form in Haitian sculpture. The pair will hold votive candles lit in hope, faith and devotion.
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It is a varying color. A mixture and a blend of hues. dark black steel, browns and pewter tones. It changes depending on the lighting.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
First of all, I thought these would take a while to receive which I was fine with, but they showed up 6 days after I ordered them, super fast! The package itself was wrapped so nicely along with excellent packing to protect them. They're really amazing handmade sconces. Hand hammered, a rather pewter finish, shiny. The candle cup itself has a prong to hold ball candles. I wanted a lower profile candle in these to show off the crosses and I was able to easily bend the prong down to make it work. Size as described is true. I've added some photos, the sconces don't come with the tealight holders shown, but I did get those on Amazon as well and they are a perfect fit. I'll be ordered several more pieces from this company that I have my eye on. I'm really thrilled with these!
Exactly as pictured: lovely, 'primitive' artwork, hand-made, each piece unique. Thank you!
Love these! Very thankful I own 2 of these! They are beautiful!
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