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The tree of life (candelabra) is a popular form of art in Mexico. Shaped in the form of a tree, it is then crafted in great detail with figures such as people, branches, flowers, fruit, animals and ...

The tree of life (candelabra) is a popular form of art in Mexico. Shaped in the form of a tree, it is then crafted in great detail with figures such as people, branches, flowers, fruit, animals and other subject matter
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  • The craft is made in three principal areas: Metepec, Mexico State, Izucar de Matamoros, and Acatlan , both in Puebla, and most are made with commercial intent. In the old days, these were a traditional gift for newlyweds as a symbol of fertility and abundance. The craft is best preserved in Metepec, where craftsmen have received orders from countries such as China, Japan, France, Italy and Germany with a large number going to Spain. The government of the municipality of Metepec has sponsored courses in pottery and ceramics to keep the tradition alive. However, the craft has been waning and may be in danger of extinction. On Comonfort Street in Metepec there are dozens of pottery workshops but only two of these remain making the trees. One major reason for this is cheap imitations, mostly imported from Asia. This has been a problem for many Mexican crafts, with the federal government stepping in to develop trademarks and “denomination of origin” for traditional crafts.
  • Navajo tree of life rug

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  • México Tree of life http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/sandamichaela-1298481-tree-of-life2/
  • Aztec Tree of life
  • Tree of Life (candelabra) is a popular form of art in Mexico. Shaped in the form of a tree, it is then crafted in great detail with figures such as people, branches, flowers, fruit, animals and other subject matter. Trees of life usually hold candles and are often placed as decorative objects at weddings, churches, funerals, and various special occasions.
  • According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, the tree of knowledge, connecting to heaven and the underworld, and the tree of life, connecting all forms of creation, are both forms of the world tree or cosmic tree. According to some scholars, the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, portrayed in various religions and philosophies, are the same tree
  • Talavera Tree Museum de Artes Populares in Mexico City Tree “Homage to Mole” Alfonso Castillo Orta 1996, Izucar de Matamoros Puebla
  • Alfonso Castillo Orta, Izucar de Matamoros Puebla
  • Alfonso Castillo Orta, Izucar de Matamoros Puebla
  • Alfonso Castillo Orta, Izucar de Matamoros Puebla
  • Alfonso Castillo Orta, Izucar de Matamoros Puebla
  • Alfonso Castillo Orta, Izucar de Matamoros Puebla
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  • Large Tree of Life pottery sculpture at the entrance to a craft village in Metepec, Mexico
  • S ound: Lila Downs - Xquenda México Background Navajo rug: tree of life Text & Pictures: Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Arangement : Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda