Comparison and analysis of trees of life in Turkish and Metepec art of ceramics

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Sibel Sevim S., KAHRAMAN D., Ozer Eroz G.

Ceramica, vol.63, no.365, pp.128-133, 2017 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 365
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1590/0366-69132017633652058
  • Journal Name: Ceramica
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.128-133
  • Keywords: Ceramics, Metepec, Tree of life, Turkish
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Ceramics is one of the most important materials that carry the traces of past. Kitchenware, architectural elements and religious forms that are made of ceramics carry the important traces of cultures, which they belong to. In this context, the art of ceramics is a feld where symbolic statements exist as a mean of expression and it establishes an organic correlation between past and present. One of the most important of these forms that belongs to this expression is the 'tree of life'. The form of the tree of life differs stylistically and fguratively from culture to culture and it has great expressional richness. In this study, which was supported by Anadolu University as a scientifc research project, the pattern of Metepec, which is the centre of ceramics in Mexico and still continues to produce pottery, and of Turkish art of ceramics were analysed and compared historically, stylistically and technically.