Painted Tin Chameleon
This Painted Tin Chameleon is made from recycled tin cans and scrap metal and then painted into a beautiful pattern perfect for display at home.
The chameleon symbolizes use of color as camouflage, survival, patience, and using the sun as a source of power. Due to its ability to change color in order to blend in with its environment, the chameleon is a common symbol of transformation. This Painted Tin Chameleon is made from recycled tin cans and scrap metal and then painted into a beautiful pattern perfect for display at home.
More to the Story
Mbare's tin animals are hand made from recycled tin hand-painted with bright, intricate patterns. Old tin cans and other scraps from the industrial areas of Harare, Zimbabwe are cut, snipped, bent and hammered into creatures native of the land. Once the animal is created, artists from Zimbabwe's Weya Community finish each piece by hand painting it with the unique patterns that make these pieces so amazing. The pain staking detail and design work makes them truly beautiful pieces of art, with no two exactly alike.
This Painted Tin Chameleon measures 3.5" L x 3.5" W x 2" H.
Safety & Care
- Painted Tin Chameleon is made of metal. Wipe clean.
- Choking hazard - small parts. Not recommended for children under 3 yrs.