Galleries : Undying Tales 2019/2020 : UT 16 - Baobab Tree



BAOBAB TREE - 6.5x6.5 inches $175.00 (SOLD)
Dragon - 6.5x6.5 inches $200.00 (SOLD)
Dragon II - 4.5x7 inches $125.00 (SOLD)

Status: Endangered

Highlighted species: Adansonia digitata

Range: Madagascar, mainland Africa, Arabia, and Australia

Shona Story Creation Myth: When god created the world, the Baobab was one of the first plants upon the African continent. It was a beautiful tree, and beloved of god, and as such it became very vocal of its opinions, and naughty in its words. After insulting the Zebra, Hyena, Stork, and other creatures, the creator could not take it any longer. Losing his temper, he tore the Baobab from the ground and drove it top-first into the soil, upside-down. And so the Baobab stands to this day with its root-like branches spread to the sky, and its naughty mouth under the soil where it can no longer insult others.

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Size: 6 x 6 inches
Medium: Ink
©2019, Stephanie Law

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