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Handmade Recycled Metal Giant Ant Garden Art Sculpture
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Description
Embrace all creatures great and small! Our Handmade Recycled Metal Giant Ant Garden Art Sculpture is a creative way to show your interest in this fascinating insect.

Handmade from recycled metal, our Giant Ant Sculpture is oversized, but he's a friendly guy and won't raid your picnic! Whether perfectly posed as the feature of your yard or making himself useful as an accent table, our Giant Ant Sculpture is a guaranteed attention-getter.

Our Giant Ant Sculpture has a large flat back that's perfect for drinks or a potted plant. Get creative with our Handmade Recycled Metal Ant – he's an amazing piece for indoors or out – functional or decorative, serious or whimsical.

Part of our exclusive recycled metal art collection, our Giant Ant Garden Art Sculpture is handmade from recycled oil drums by local artisans in Bali. Each one is unique – an impressive piece of art with a great story!

• Oversized metal ant sculpture and accent table
• Attractive anywhere, indoors or out
• Conversation piece, artistic sculpture, unique accent table
• Handmade, so each one is different and special
• Crafted from recycled oil drums by Balinese artisans
• Vibrant color block design

Size
46-1/2"L x 25"W x 24-1/2"H

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The Olla: A Brief History

Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.


When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.


The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.


Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!

How it Works:


Water is pulled directly through the terra-cotta!


Read more about Ollas on our blog.

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