909. Birds on Birch Tree


Black granite 70 x 50 cm
Front surface and sides polished, back surface sawn


An engraved, gilded, and partially painted bird decoration


Engraved and gilded


Sawn 25 x 60 cm


The price of a gravestone includes one name, a base stone, transportation, installation, and a 2-year adjustment warranty.

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909. Birds on Birch Tree

“Birds on Birch Tree” is designed by artist Vilma Metteri.

“When designing the bird gravestones I wanted to create a picture for the gravestones that would allow comfort to overcome tears of grief. Bird imagery is a nod to a strong tradition in Finnish folk poetry, which depicts birds as seasonal guides and messengers, accompanying people. Birds are also associated with many beliefs and myths; we talk about spirit birds and dream birds, which fly alongside a person’s soul.

The little bird on the bird gravestones can take messages from a loved one up into the heavens, as it is thought to fly between worlds. The presence of two little birds on a gravestone provides comfort, as you never have to be alone.

The birch birds sit on the branch of a garden birch. The birch tree is the Finnish national tree, a symbol of purity and virtue. Falling birch leaves depict loss and change.”

– Vilma Metteri –