Arbol de Vida~Cruz
Arte Mexicano del tesoro, Metepéc.
*I love this Arbol de vida made into a beautiful cross. Without the standard Arbol de vida vivid & colorful painting & just the burnished clay, I think this is very warm & keeps a very earthy feel.
*I don't know if this is legend or true: In the 1940s it is believed Diego Rivera showed one Metepec family how to use aniline paints over a white background to create a bright polychrome effect. Rivera promoted the ceramic trees in Mexico City and collected them himself along with his wife Frida Kahlo.