Farmer Axel Erlandson has a very special hobby of pruning and grafting trees into exotic and curious shapes, and naming them – Circus Trees. The above image is a “Basket Tree“, and it was achieved by planting six Sycamore trees in a circular pattern and then affixing them together in a unique diamond pattern.
Tree Goddess, or 'Lady of the Sycamore' in the Nakht Tomb, Luxor. She is usually identified w/either Nut, Hathor or Isis. Here she is shown w/an emblematic sycamore tree on her head. The Egyptians believed that she would emerge from the sycamore when the ba-soul (in bird form) rested in the tree's shade & would give it nourishment & water. Tomb TT52, Thutmose IV, Dyn 18