Tree of life ceramic from Izucar de Matamoros Puebla by Master Elfego Vazquez

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 11, 2012
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Tree of life The tree of life is and indigenous representation of life. The tree of life is a mystical concept of how we connect with our planet.
The image depicted in these sculptures originally was for the teaching of the Biblical story of creation to natives in the early colonial period. The fashioning of the trees in a clay sculpture began in Izúcar de Matamoros , Puebla but today the craft is most closely identified with Metepec. Traditionally, these sculptures are supposed to consist of certain biblical images, such as Adam and Eve , but recently there have been trees created with themes completely unrelated to the Bible .
6 inches Tall 5.5 inches L 3 inches W
This beautiful piece was made by Elfego Vazquez Piedra fro Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla. Elfego works using a technique calles polycrome clay. This artisan it has very awards and recognition of his work and many of his pieces have been exposed in Museums and Universities of USA and México.
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