Inspiration for this Floral Tree of Life comes from the extensive collection of Polish paper cutouts (Wycinanki) at the Museum of International Folk Art.
Wycinanki, is a form of folk art most known in the cultures of Poland, Ukraine and Belarus. Like many of the folk arts, the art form evolved out of a functional practice. In the 19th century farm women hung sheep skins over their farmhouse window openings to keep out the elements. To let in light and air, the women used sheep shears to snip small openings in the skins. The openings evolved into more refined designs that were transferred to paper which allowed for more embellishment. Over time a new Polish craft tradition was created and is now widely celebrated.
We love how the brightly colored Wycinanki pieces celebrate the simple things in life and invite you to create your very own. This flat pack Floral Tree of Life is made of plywood and 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 cut out and paint it before assembling it.
METIO FLORAL TREE OF LIFE