The image of a tree with its branches reaching up to the heavens and its roots penetrating deep into the ground can be found in many cultures, theologies, and philosophies around the world. Often referred to as the Tree of Life, it is commonly used to depict the interconnectedness of all life on Earth. It is an enduring and pervasive symbol, appearing on Chinese bronzes dated to 1200 BC as well as in contemporary art and popular culture. The curved, horizontally oriented sections on our version convey a sense of strength and stability as well as graceful ease of flow. The beautifully colored raised sections recall mosaics and stained glass. Handmade to order. Please allow up to four weeks for production and delivery.