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Emma Carlow x Metio

Easter Tree of Life by Emma Carlow x Metio

Easter Tree of Life by Emma Carlow x Metio

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Across cultures, Easter and the spring equinox represent rebirth, renewal, and the reawakening of nature after the dark of winter. Given such, some of the symbols used to celebrate this time of year are eggs, flowers, trees in bud, and baby animals such as chicks and rabbits.

Inspiration for the design of this Easter Tree of Life comes from the Polish paper cut tradition known as wycinanki, and the egg painting and paper cut decorating tradition called pisanki.

Wycinanki can be made with coloured paper cut outs that are layered on and glued to create a scene, or they can be cut from one sheet of paper.  The same approach is employed with pisanki. The design on the egg (hard boiled or hollow) can be drawn with wax. The egg is then dyed, and the wax removed, revealing a white design amidst the colour. Alternatively intricate small paper cut images can be glued on to the egg. Either method results in beautifully intricate and colourful array of designs.

This flat pack Easter Tree of Life is made of plywood and is unpainted. Enjoy it as is or paint your own version with a group of friends. 

Instructions included, but please note, for best results, we recommend you remove the tree and eggs and paint them before assembling the tree. Approximate dimensions of tree 15" tall.

Emma Carlow is an artist, designer and maker based in Lewes, East Sussex. She is inspired by folk art from around the world and the incredible craftsmanship displayed in objects that people used daily. Toys are her other passion. From dolls and animals of ancient Greece and Rome to the Galt toys from her childhood. She spends her time making things. ​

In celebration of folk art, creativity and joy, Pamela Kelly partnered with Emma Carlow to create Metio Studio. The idea underpinning the business is simple: have fun and make something.

At Metio Studio the making is focused on trees of life inspired by the craft traditions of the world. Every culture has its own version of a tree of life - a symbol embodying abundance, nature, fertility, renewal, joy, and celebration. They are often created to mark a seasonal celebration, a rite of passage or simply to be given as a gift. In many cases, the making of these objects is accomplished by small groups who are part of a community involved in, or sponsoring a celebration or ceremony.

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