'TREE OF LIFE' CANDLE HOLDER
Izucar de Matamoros is a town famous for its production of polychrome painted pottery.
The most famous pieces are the bright coloured 'trees of life' and elaborate candelabras that are produced specifically for the family altars created for the Day of the Dead festivities.
The monochromatic pieces made by Onora reflect a modest innovation emphasising the graphic silhouette of each piece.
The simplicity of these pieces made them perfect for different interiors from traditional homes to contemporary minimal looks.
Dimensions: H 25.5 x D 19 cm
Made in: Izúcar de Matamoros, Puebla
Artisans: Izúcar de Matamoros Community
About The Designer
ONORA was founded by Maggie Galton, an art historian turned designer from New York and Maria Eladia Hagerman, a Mexican born designer living in Los Angeles.
They were brought together by their shared passion for Mexico’s cultural richness and their belief in applying innovation to Mexico’s rapidly fading artisanal sector with the final goal of preserving this important component of Mexico’s identity.
Together they have formed ONORA – a brand dedicated to the creation of high end, hand crafted textiles and home accessories in collaboration with Mexican artisans.
Each exquisite piece created by ONORA expresses the core principles at the base of the brand: the strong commitment to social impact, the profound respect for tradition and craftsmanship and the spirit of collaboration with artisans.
About The Technique
Izúcar de Matamoros is a town famous for its production of hand moulded and painted pottery. Since early 1940s the town's artisans have been incorporating into their iconography figures and forms inspired in both pre-Hispanic cosmogony and Spanish Catholic art resulting in the most unique mix of styles. The most representative pieces from Izúcar are the trees of life and elaborate candelabras that are produced specifically for family altars created for the Day of the Dead festivities.