Noailles Village is located in the heart of Croix-des-Bouquets city (8.0 miles northeast of Port-au-Prince). In this quiet small town, the hammering sounds of pounding chisels resonate as metals are shaped and bent to the whim of their creators’ imaginations.
The metal work tradition in this area began in 1956 with just one blacksmith, then a cross maker for the local cemetery. Today, Noailles village is home to dozens of craftsmen making it one of the centers for carved iron crafts; it offers the largest variety of carved iron sculptures in Haiti.
Visit the workshops at village Noailles and interact with the artisans. Put on your bartering hat and negotiate prices before you make a purchase. If you’ve got a few days ahead of you, you can even have a piece custom made to your liking.