There can scarcely be a better way to decorate a blank wall or disguise a household imperfection than to cover it with a tree of life tapestry. Tree of Life is an almost universal religious theme that can be found in beliefs ranging from primitive to modern. While not all beliefs call it a tree of life, a tree that spans the reach from the underworld to the heavens is common.
Sacred trees that bear special fruit are also frequently found. Even if you are not of a religious turn of mind, there can scarcely be a growing thing that more greatly showed the interconnectedness of life on Earth. A tree reaches deep in the Earth, pulling up minerals and nutrients from the soil. It stretches its limbs to the sky, using its leaves or needles (as the case might be) to meld those nutrients with the rays of the sun to produce organic matter that it shares with the Earth below. Birds and small animals nest in its branches and sometimes in hollows in its limbs or trunk.
It drops seeds or fruit that feed those birds and animals, as well as other creatures and that grows into more trees. It takes in the carbon dioxide that humans and animals breath out and transforms it into life-giving oxygen.
You can bring a little of that cycle understanding of life into your home with a beautiful, well-designed tree of life tapestry from a wide variety of cultures, ranging from the Australian outback to intricate designs from the Far East.