Haitian handcrafts are a reflection of the vibrancy and creativity of its people, and for over 40 years, Comite Artisanal Haitien (CAH) has been committed to working with Haitian artisans to find markets for their products to help them earn a dignified living.
CAH represents more than 170 individual Haitian artisans and groups, including the artisans from Cite Soleil and other poor areas in and around Port-au-Prince, who create beautiful works of art from recycled metal drums which have become hallmarks of Haitian craftsmanship. In Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere, jobs are scarce and the money earned from craftmaking is not just supplemental, it is often the sole source of income for most artisans and their families.
We have had a long-time commitment to CAH, working with them since 1976. Look for their unique metal artwork, riverstone carvings and handpainted wood products.
Meet an artisan who works with CAH (printable PDFs and videos):