tobacco vases

Designed by Jean Paul Sylvaince
for Art Expressions Workshop
Jacmel, Haiti

These striking vessels represent a best practise example of hybridization. The traditional Haitian technique of papier mache and the use of tobacco (once a common export crop) combined with contemporary design competencies produce a completely unique product. Made under the model "One Product, One Village", the Tobacco Vases are made by women in Jacmel in the community workshop Art Expressions and can be supplied in volume while accommodating the inherent variations of the hand made.

Made from papier mached tobacco leaves.