NATIVE RANGE: The Middle East and Western Asia
DESCRIPTION: Small tree or shrub, not growing taller than 33 feet (10 meters), deeply lobed leaves, fluted trunks, and of course, bears figs.
JEWELRY: Hand sculpted, slightly abstract rippled leaves.
RELIGION: Humanity began cultivating figs long before most other trees. For this reason, they are a symbol in many religions. Fig trees are mentioned 40 times in the Bible, they are also mentioned in the Qu’ran, while the Buddha achieved enlightenment sitting under a fig tree, and Vishnu was born under one.