I purchased this icon for our daughter and son-in-law and they are very, very pleased with it.
It was so beautiful I had to order one for myself!!! It's hard for me to find the right words to describe it....it is just so beautiful.
When I was perusing various ikons of Mary, I saw this one, and was immediately drawn to it. When the ikon arrived I was very pleased. It's beautifully done, and a very powerful image.
One of the most beautiful of Mary that I have seen, but the "True Vine" takes you into the reality of her as the closest connection to Jesus.