*PLEASE NOTE: This item has been discounted because it did not arrive in the proper condition. We were able to glue the pieces together, however there are significant cracks throughout. Please read the entire description below and review all of the images before purchasing.
***This item is FINAL SALE. DUE TO THE DELICATE NATURE OF THIS ITEM, IT IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FREE SHIPPING AND/OR USPS SHIPPING. UPS SHIPPING ONLY.
About the Craft: This gorgeous Adam and Eve tree of life was handmade and painted by Tiburcio Soteno, from the Soteno family in Metepec. He was inspired by his mother (Modesta Fernández Mata)'s original version. See image below:
The Soteno family traditionally uses red clay from Metepec to form their designs. After 5 or 6 days of creating each clay piece, the artisans place it in an oven at 650 degrees Farenheit. After the piece dries, it turns into a red-like color, and they handpaint it using aniline paints.
About the Artisans: The Soteno family of Metepec are famous ceramic artisans who specialize in tree of life sculptures. The tradition started with the family's matriarch— Modesta Fernández Mata, who originally started by creating utilitarian pieces. By the 1930s, Modesta explored creating more decorative items, which caught the eye of well-known Mexican artists like Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, who became collectors of her pieces.
During the colonial period, Metepec became well-known for ceramics, blending European and indigenous traditions, they mostly specialized in black and green tabletop items, candleholders, and religious figures.
In the 1940s, Diego Rivera was credited with introducing Metepec to the idea of using new color schemes, which is why the potters of the town began to transform candleholders into tree of life sculptures.
Today, there are four generations of Sotenos who continue to work on this beautiful craft. The family has also won various awards and their art is featured in collections all around the world.
There is also a prestigious contest named after the family matriarch, called the Modesta Fernandez National Pottery and Ceramic Competition, which artisans from all over Mexico participate in.
Each member of the Soteno family has their own style for how they design each piece and which colors of paint they use; however, they continue to use the molds and tools that their grandmother used, some which date as far back as 1896.
Today, their pieces can be found all over museum collections in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Europe, and South Africa.
Their works of art can also be found in private collections, museums, and galleries, all around the world.
About the Piece: This original piece was damaged during transport because customs opened the boxes and did not re-pack the items well. When this item arrived, it was broken in three parts. We had to re-glue Adam and Eve and two sections of the tree of life. Luckily, we were able to save the piece in its entirety, but there are significant cracks (see pictures).
Discounted Price: *This item has already been discounted from the original price due to the flaws.
Dimensions: 15 1/2 H x 5 W inches
*All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges will be given on any purchases at this time.
*PLEASE NOTE: This item is available for pre-sale. Please allow 6-8 weeks for orders to be processed and fulfilled. If you order other items that need to be shipped sooner, please email us so we can make necessary accommodations.
These gorgeous talavera pots will surely make your plants and flowers come to life!
Dimensions: 7.8D X 7.4H inches
Created by internationally recognized and award-winning potter Gorky Gonzalez. His team has dedicated their work to rescuing the traditional majolica talaveraof Guanajuato, Mexico for the past 59 years, by creating unique handmade and painted pieces.
Each talavera pot is handpainted and one of a kind and may vary in design.
Each talavera pot, includes 1 talavera dish for the base.
These floral candles are handmade in Teotitlán del Valle using natural dyes like cochineal and indigo. Perfect for your holiday celebrations.
Small: 2 W x 5 H inches
Medium: 3 W x 6 H inches
Large: 3.5 W x 9 H inches
Please Note:Each candle is handmade and may vary slightly in color, size, and design.
**NOTE BEFORE ORDERING** These candles are delicate in nature and although we always strive to make sure they arrive in perfect condition, sometimes the flowers can pop off during transport. The good news is, it is super easy to re-attach them! Just apply some heat using a lighter or the tip of a curling iron. If you need more instructions, feel free to email us directly so we can help.
DUE TO THE DELICATE NATURE OF THIS ITEM, IT IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FREE SHIPPING AND/OR USPS SHIPPING. UPS SHIPPING ONLY.
Created by Jose Garcia. Taller Manos Que Ven (“Hands That See”) brings the beauty of Mexican culture into any space.
About the Artisans:
Jose Garcia along with his wife Teresita are recognized around Oaxaca de Juarez for creating beautiful red clay sculptures. They are especially known for the specific style and technique they use to design giant red clay sculptures that are also part of La Guelaguetza’s celebrations.
Jose Garcia molds the figures by hand and is referred to as “Manos Que Ven” because he is blind and creates his pieces from memory. Jose Garcia also offers molding clay classes in Oaxaca.
Please Note: Each candle holder is made to order. Please allow 6-8 weeks for orders to be processed and fulfilled. You will receive an email with tracking info once your order is on the way. Due to COVID-19, there may also be shipping delays.
All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges will be given on any purchases at this time.
Frida Kahlo: Her Universe, published under a joint imprint by Editorial RM and Museo Frida Kahlo, allows us to refresh and bring up to date the rich diversity of themes, ideas, concepts, and emotions generated around two fundamental and iconic figures in modern Mexico: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Based on the 2013 edition, sponsored by Bank of America and produced in collaboration with the magazine Vogue Mexico and Latin America, this new edition gathers a range of essays by specialists on the various subjects it addresses.
This book contains just a few of many of Graciela's beautiful pictures through Mexico. See more than a hundred pictures dating back to 1930's and as early as 2007 and essays that will captivate you. A great coffee table addition and conversation starter. Details: