Mexican American

Arboles de la Vida

Arboles de la Vida

Object Details

  • Dimensions: 2.6"W x 34"H
  • Accession Number: I-0198v

This figure, known as a “Tree of life” (Arboles de la Vida) is a papier mache religious sculpture. Typically, these sculptures are painted in bright colors and are adorned with flowers, biblical characters, and skeleton figures. Tree of Life sculptures are often used for Day of the Dead celebrations.

Please use the following credit lines when publishing or using reproductions from the University of Texas at San Antonio Institute of Texan Cultures. Arboles de la Vida, UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures