Mexican Tree of Life Craft Kit
This Folk Art Tree of Life kit was inspired by the Mexican Tree of Life (Arbol de la Vida) collection at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Pictured below are two examples of trees of life in museum's collections.
The designs of the trees of life are as diverse as the artisans who make them and the villages in which they live. In general, however, trees of life depict the creation story and feature animals, angels, and other characters. Trees of life are made and given as symbols of abundance, fertility and joy.
The Tree of Life is made of plywood and unpainted. Enjoy it as is or paint your very own. Instructions included. We recommend you remove the flat tree of life and paint it prior to assembling it.
Approximate dimensions of tree of life: 10 3/4" high x 7 3/4" wide
Pictured below are two photos of sculptures that served as inspiration for this Tree of Life: by the artist Herón Martínez Mendoza, Mexico, Puebla, Acatlán de Osorio, painted ceramic, 1960.