Ukrainian Candle Holder - Trista

Two wooden candle holders or tristas, one carved and one painted

The symbols on this trista speak to a time before Christianity and are as insightful as any history text. In earlier times, it was believed that symbols were filled with magical and religious significance. They carried messages, influenced behaviours and offered protection from evil. ___________________________________________ Historical Advisor: Ukrainian Museum of Canada - Ontario Branch

Royal Ontario Museum
Ukrainian Museum of Canada - Ontario Branch
19th Century
004.58.41, 004.57.41
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