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.
This group of black trees of skulls were handmade in Capula, Michoacán. They are made of terracotta and then painted dark black. The skulls are in the center of the tree and the edges are lined with black marigolds, the flower of the dead. These do not hold candles.
Shipping for one is $9.99
state of origin: Michoacán
dimensions: 6" tall by 5" wide