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Louisiana Fleur De Lis Reclaimed Wood & Shaped Metal Art

Louisiana Fleur De Lis Reclaimed Wood & Shaped Metal Art

$ 84.00

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A perfect gift for the Louisiana lover in your life, these stunning pieces of art are the perfect blend of Iconic Metal married to reclaimed pieces of barn wood, resulting in rustic yet elegant artwork. Each piece is an ornamentally carved piece of aluminum affixed to a repurposed piece of barn wood. The Fleur-de-lis is a stylized flower founded mostly in French Heritage.  Fleurs-de-lis crossed the Atlantic along with Europeans going to the New World, especially with French settlers. In the US, the fleur-de-lis symbols tend to be along or near the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. These are areas of strong French colonial empire settlement. Some of the places that have it in their flag or seal are the cities of St. Louis,Louisville, Detroit, Mobile, New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette. On 9 July 2008, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal signed a bill into law making the fleur-de-lis an official symbol of the state. Following Hurricane Katrina, the fleur-de-lis has been widely used in New Orleans as a symbol of grassroots support for New Orleans' recovery.It has also become the symbol for the identity of the Cajuns and Louisiana Creole people, and their French heritage.

The fleur-de-lis appears on the coat of Guadeloupe, an overseas département of France in the Caribbean, Saint Barthélemy, an overseas collectivity of France, and French Guiana. The overseas department of Réunion in the Indian Ocean uses the same feature. It appears on the coat of Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius which was named in honour of King Louis XV. On the coat of arms of Saint Lucia it represents the French heritage of the country.

In Saskatchewan the Western Red Lily appears on the provincial flag and is sometimes used as a symbol of the province. Some representations resemble a fleur de lis but the traditional version itself is rarely used.

Most pieces come in standard sizes of 16” x 9” or small sizes of 9” x 8”. The metal stands away from the wood approximately ½”. Each piece contains hanging hardware, an authenticity sticker, and is personally hand-signed by the artist.

The artist is a native of Greenwood, MS, a town on the east side of the Mississippi delta bordered by the Tallahatchie and Yazoo Rivers. His interest in repurposing came at a young age as he first learned woodworking and metal carving skills from his father who made folk harps.   He started crafting these magnificent creations in his retirement after attending Mississippi State and a corporate career with Fed Ex. He now resides in Hernando, MS.

 

  • Available in 16x9
  • Reclaimed Wood
  • Includes Hanging Hardware & Authenticity sticker