Tiny Mexican Ceramic Tree of Life Candleholders, Izucar de Matamoros

$ 24.00
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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 Izucar de Matamoros and are signed by the Montesino family. The very fine painting is achieved by using brushes as small as one or two cat hairs wide! 


state of origin:  Puebla 
dimensions: 2.5" tall by 1.5" wide
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