La Familia Soteno are one of the best-known families of ceramic artisans in Metepec, Estado de México, a region famous for its Arbol de la Vida (Tree of Life) sculptures. Each candelabra is hand made and hand-painted in an intergenerational workshop that has garnered acclaim both at home and abroad, with Soteno works displayed in museums across North America, Europe and South Africa.
In the centuries since the Spanish conquest, this Garden of Eden-inspired design has taken on a life of its own in Mexican visual culture. Stunning regional variations can be found throughout México, but they are still most emblematic of Metepec, where the Familia Soteno are based.
Please note: These pieces are extremely fragile and are made up of many small, delicate components. Small chips or fissures may occur in shipping.