Tiny Metepec Ceramic Tree of Life Candleholders

$ 45.00

Trees of life are a traditional Mexican object usually with a tree trunk and several branches and candle holders on top. They usually contain images of Christianity such as Adam and Eve, nativity scenes or the crucifixion flanked by angels and flowers. But not always! Sometimes they have saints, animals, local fiestas and flowers as inspiration. They are used during special holidays and celebrations as candleholders and originally were given as gifts to young newlyweds to bring fertility. These very tiny (hold a birthday candle) trees are from Metepec, a suburb of Toluca, near Mexico City. 

Colors vary so please allow us to choose for you!    

state of origin:  Estado de Mexico
dimensions: approx 3" tall by 4" wide
Available: 8