This piece of Australian strangler fig immediately
gives the impression of a rib cage or of all-encompassing arms.
Strangler figs (ficus) are fast growing parasitic trees that overwhelm
their hosts and are found throughout the coastal areas of eastern
If viewed from the side the
topmost portion has a definite facial profile that alludes to
the totems seen among the cultures of the South Pacific. The all-encompassing
arms signify the protective love for kin and clan.
A pleasure to view.
A metal stand (black) is included.