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green rhino trophy head

by Aid To Artisans
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
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  • the story

Newspaper Head Lines

Didn't you see the news? It's barging through the wall as a rhinoceros! Handmade in Haiti by artists displaced by the earthquake from 100% recycled newspaper, cardboard and paper, this statement piece is a thing of wild beauty. Comes with a hole in the back for hanging from single nail. Due to the reclaimed nature of the materials each rhino will vary.

Sales support artists in Carribean Craft, an FTC-supported job workshop for craftsmen living post-earthquake in temporary housing. The colorful and uplifting animal heads were designed collaboratively with Aid to Artisan designers, and support 200 Haitians rebuilding their lives through artwork.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
20695
Made from
recycled newspaper, recycled cardboard, recycled paper
Measurements
Base: 15" H x 8.5" W; Extends 12" out from base; 1 lb. 8 oz.
Notes
Small hole in back for easy hanging on nail or hook.
  • the maker

Aid To Artisans

Through collaboration in product development, business skills training, and development of new markets, Aid to Artisans provides sustainable economic and social benefits for crafts people all over the world in an environmentally sensitive and culturally respectful manner.

In 2010, a massive earthquake struck Haiti, killing an estimated 316,000 people and leaving countless others injured and homeless.

Fair trade artisans working in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, and in Leogane, the town most affected by the magnitude 7.0 earthquake, now work to bring money back into the communities they are struggling to rebuild.

Thanks to Aid to Artisans and the fair trade certified companies with which they work these artisans are ensured safe working conditions and given fair wages.

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Q and A

When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

161votes, 28 comments

Noel
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I like where it's going, just not so much the finished product.

mindy
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the idea behind it seems cool, i could see a piece like that in a boys room, but the quality isnt there and the price is way to high for the quality of work

Elena
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I appreciate the cause this is going towards, but what the heck? A rhino?

Mary
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Ugly. Too expensive. It could only be used by someone with a unique decorating style. I see no purpose.

Denise
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this will never sell

Amber
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What do you do with this?

Jaime
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Really like the upcycle concept, but the price is prohibitive.

Vic
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Unattractive presentation.

caitlin
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love the cause but its a little pricey for paper mache

Ian
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$110 for paper matcha!?! Thats too much. But i love the idea!

Pamela
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It's not even a native creature to Haiti. Not sure I get the connection and the price is way too high.

Andrea
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Way to much for paper mache.

Jo

Totally silly, but I like it. Would I pay for it? That's another question altogether

Ann
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love it for the quirky nature, but TOO much $$! Couldn't buy it because of that.

kko
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I'm all for nature-friendly products, but I cannot imagine anyone having this in their house after paying $110 for it. Perhaps if it were a kit instead, with a lower price?...

Rebecca
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Anthropologie had this, just newsprint black

gf
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it's really cute, would love to see other animals offered too..........

Megan
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It would be cute in a kid's room, but I don't think I would pay $110 for it.

Kat
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Cool looking piece. I understand it supports a workshop and that is a worthy cause - but I could not afford it at $110

Liz
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neat idea and I love wht it supports, but I wouldn't buy because of the price

Charlene
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I appreciate the charitable aspect of this but once I opened the box I would throw it right into the trash. I'm sure you all could come up with a charitable option that looks good.

Katy
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Great sentiment, but this honestly looks like a hunk of 1st grade papier mache gone bad


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Hideous!


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hideous

Ellen
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I like it, I think it is fun, just expensive for what it is.

Yvonne
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nephew would love this!

Ruth
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Would you really want this on your wall?

Linda
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