Tree of Life bootie is a fruit of In Her Shoes; a participatory art project which is composed of 7 different hand-woven booties featuring a ‘healing’ symbol each, as well as their interpretation by 7 female performance and dance artists.
It is the symbol of the interconnectedness within the universe. It gathers the three elements of the universe, underground via its roots that go under the soil, earth via its lower branches and body, heaven via its upper branches that rise up to the sky. It is also symbolic of the potential to improve and grow. The roots are the symbol of the origin; it implies that our actions in this life have deep meaning, even if we cannot see it right away.
As with almost all handmade pieces; the booties can be woven in slightly different ways though the essential design is always the same. We believe that these unique imperfections are the reason to love them more.