About the Celtic Tree of Life Coaster by Sunset Wineworks
The Tree of Life Coaster is hand made and hand painted on Travertine Stone with cork backing. No two Tree of Life Travertine Stone Coasters are identical as each coaster is hand painted and unique. Each travertine coaster weighs approximately 1/2 pound and measures 4 x 4.
The tree of life is a symbol of a fresh start on life, positive energy, good health and a bright future. As a symbol of growth and strength, a young tree starts out with shallow roots that strengthen and grow deeper over time. Branches start as small buds and stretch upwards, reaching for the sun and sky. Just like this tree, a person grows stronger over time and strives for greater knowledge and new experiences. The tree of life also symbolizes family through its intricate network of branches, showing us the continuity through all generations. We are connected through ever-expanding branches to our parents and grandparents and to our children and our children’s children.
Celtic people felt a deep connection to nature, especially towards trees. Trees were not simply inanimate objects to be used for food and shelter, but were also places to gather. This reverence towards trees grew out of a profound appreciation for what trees provide for people. The Celts felt that, without trees, life would have been much more difficult. Trees provided food, shelter, warmth (through firewood) and a home for many animals and insects. When Celtic people cleared a piece of land, they would leave one large, single tree in the middle, believing it had special powers to take care of all life on earth. This tree was called the crann bethadh.
A Tree of Life Coaster Set makes a great gift!
Travertine is a natural stone deposited by geothermal heated hot springs. It is considered to be a type of limestone which forms due to rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate, hence, it is found around mineral spring deposits. When minerals dissolve in the groundwater then get moved by natural springs and rise above the ground, travertine is created. Travertine is very durable being water and moisture resistant. All you need to do is to give them a good care and maintain properly.Back to Top