Village Artistique de Noailles
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From Scrap Metal Comes Art
Nov 2018
A definite "must do" when going to Haiti is to visit Croix Des Bouquets, Not far from Port-au-Prince, the village is an artistic mecca for anyone into crafting. Even if that isn't your interest, you'll be amazed with how they turn a metal barrel into works of art. Cutting and flattening the scrap metal, they sand and smooth the pieces before stenciling patterns and cutting out intricate designs. The most popular and intriguing are the trees of life. One can imagine taking small scissors to paper, known as scherenschnitte, and coming up with such a delicate picture of silhouettes, scenery or snowflakes, but this is metal ! The artists always invite you into their workshop, which doubles as a gallery. Yes, they are anxious to sell their crafts, and bargaining is the name of the game, so play along. We bought an incredible 16 x 16 inch tree of life for $20. Knowing the average wage in this, the poorest country in the western hemisphere, is only two dollars a day, we asked if the artist would let us take a picture of him beside his work, then paid him a little more. Even without buying their work, they enjoy showing you their art, and it's fun to compare styles and talents. For those with more eccentric tastes, there are artists who create sculptures out of "junk." How about an angel whose wings are made from half the casing of a rotary fan. Then there was the full size person riding an actual bicycle, all made out of metal. While walking through the village, you hear the sound of chisels and tools striking metal, as the next piece of artwork is being created. It's amazing. Everyone deals in American dollars, but make sure you bring smaller denominations. They don't have a lot of customers, and can't make change for large bills.

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Robert C
New Holland, PA112 kontribusi
Nov 2018 • Pasangan
A definite "must do" when going to Haiti is to visit Croix Des Bouquets, Not far from Port-au-Prince, the village is an artistic mecca for anyone into crafting. Even if that isn't your interest, you'll be amazed with how they turn a metal barrel into works of art. Cutting and flattening the scrap metal, they sand and smooth the pieces before stenciling patterns and cutting out intricate designs. The most popular and intriguing are the trees of life. One can imagine taking small scissors to paper, known as scherenschnitte, and coming up with such a delicate picture of silhouettes, scenery or snowflakes, but this is metal !

The artists always invite you into their workshop, which doubles as a gallery. Yes, they are anxious to sell their crafts, and bargaining is the name of the game, so play along. We bought an incredible 16 x 16 inch tree of life for $20. Knowing the average wage in this, the poorest country in the western hemisphere, is only two dollars a day, we asked if the artist would let us take a picture of him beside his work, then paid him a little more. Even without buying their work, they enjoy showing you their art, and it's fun to compare styles and talents.

For those with more eccentric tastes, there are artists who create sculptures out of "junk." How about an angel whose wings are made from half the casing of a rotary fan. Then there was the full size person riding an actual bicycle, all made out of metal.

While walking through the village, you hear the sound of chisels and tools striking metal, as the next piece of artwork is being created. It's amazing.

Everyone deals in American dollars, but make sure you bring smaller denominations. They don't have a lot of customers, and can't make change for large bills.
Ditulis pada 18 Desember 2018
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Hannah S
New York City, NY10 kontribusi
Agt 2018 • Teman
The village is a little far from Pétionville (over an hour driving), but is well worth the visit! There are some truly special pieces to be found. One shop along the end of the road on the right has magnificent large masks and a very distinct and unique style. The vendors really want you to visit all of their shops (which will take a lot of time), but they not aggressive about it and are pleasant about negotiating prices. Highly recommended if you are into sculpture, arts and handicrafts.
Ditulis pada 19 Agustus 2018
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Traveller1561
Victoria, Kanada109 kontribusi
Apr 2018 • Teman
Noailles is very unique. A real arts and craft community with many one of a kind metal art pieces. Lots of little things; but ranges up to more substantial pieces like coffee tables, privacy screens and other larger pieces of metal art. You will need at least an hour to walk through the maze of shops and figure out what it is you would like to buy. A great place to go before your head home and buy souvenirs and gifts.
Ditulis pada 24 April 2018
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MrsBIA
Lemoyne, PA15 kontribusi
Des 2017 • Sendiri
Count me among those who consider this a “must see” place in Haiti. Yes, every vendor will want to show you their wares, but it’s worth seeing. I had custom names done by one of the artists, and I couldn’t be happier. I’d be there weekly if we lived closer!
Ditulis pada 24 Desember 2017
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Arlogh
Ottawa, Kanada38 kontribusi
Des 2017 • Teman
My wife and I, along with a friend and the Canadian Ambassador visited the village on a Sunday morning around 10 am.

It is very safe to walk around. Be sure to take the time to walk in and visit with the artisans. Most speak english, or will get someone over who does. Although there is some overlap, different shops have different materials or themes.

Everything is handmade with incredible attention to detail. You can bargain on price, but be reasonable where you start as they have put a lot of work into their art. There is a master working out of a house on the periphery and there is no negotiating there as the quality is superb.

You can always come back a second time once you have made a full round of the shops and decide which ones you want to visit a second time. We also enjoyed a cold beer half way though to take a break from shopping. :)
Ditulis pada 13 Desember 2017
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marckenzy A
25 kontribusi
Apr 2017 • Bisnis
The village of arts is interesting to visit, beautiful arts, interesting works, different images. Good job
Ditulis pada 12 April 2017
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moreworld2c
Poulsbo, WA260 kontribusi
Feb 2017 • Teman
The artwork here is amazing! Much of it is made from steel barrels. Each artist does a variety of designs that are super creative. We met a couple of men whose work had been featured in publications, including one who has a piece in the national museum. Prices are reasonable. A worthwhile visit!
Ditulis pada 22 Februari 2017
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David F
Hyattsville, MD236 kontribusi
Nov 2016 • Sendiri
This is a whole area of metalworkers making various kinds of art. Much of it is repetitive, but if you look, you can find several workers with unique styles. Prices are reasonable and haggling is sometimes accepted.
Ditulis pada 28 November 2016
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SarahPLouis
Florida55 kontribusi
Feb 2016 • Keluarga
I loved my visit here, the area is very nice and the people there was not over the top trying to make a sale. I was able to walk about and shop without being hounded. My daughter was able to pick out some items to take back to her friends at school. Items didn't seem over priced and I wish I had a cargo ship to send back everything I really would love to buy.
Ditulis pada 16 April 2016
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Rinald M
London, UK183 kontribusi
Jan 2016 • Bisnis
Village Artistique de Noailles is one of those places that you have to see. It is full of great artist that convert old metal drums into the work of art. There are large number of artists, metal workers, painters and even voodoo flag maker. Its not to far from Port-au-Prince and should be added to your itinerary. If yo decide to buy something (I did), remember, you can haggle, no price is set in stone!
Ditulis pada 5 Februari 2016
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