MY DEEPEST ROOTS (in red)
“I'm planting a tree to teach me to gather strength from my deepest roots.”
The tree of life is symbolic in all cultures of creation, growth, protection and nourishment. Earlier, in remote forested areas, the bridegroom offered a tree to his bride as bride price, but the shortage of trees and of land eventually led to the offering of the painted Tree of Life, signifying an eternal relationship.
The spreading branches of the Tree of Life shelter a flock of birds. Exploring the co-existence of living creatures with their environment, our artist Apindra Swain extends the vibrant branches of his folk traditions to you through the Pattachitra rendition of the Tree of Life.
- Length 10.5 inches bottom, 17 inches on the tip, height 9 inches, depth 6.5 inches
- Red Cow leather
- Lining inside , metal fittings
- 1 internal pocket with chain , two small pockets without chain