Author(s): Tara Books
Silkscreen-printed by hand on handmade paper and attractively packaged, these notecards, featuring artwork from the best-selling book, The Night Life of Trees, make the perfect thoughtful gift. What happens in the forest after darkness falls? Artists from the Gond tribal community in the densely forested region of central India imagine trees as you have never seen them before. From the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India, the Gonds are a community of highly visual people. They surround themselves with their stunning art, which is traditionally painted on the mud floors and walls of their homes. The tree is at the heart of their art, providing a rich source of inspiration. Each boxed set features ten cards two each of five designs and ten envelopes, and includes an insert with further information on the artist and artisans involved. Proceeds from the sale of each notecard pack support tribal and folk artists in India, as well as the skilled artisans involved in the printing process."
For nearly 20 years, Indian publisher Tara Books has been celebrated internationally as an innovative publisher of handmade and visual art titles for all ages. Their handmade books and stationery hail from their sustainable Book Craft Workshop in Chennai, India, which employs, trains, and nurtures young artisans. The publisher of The Night Life of Trees, Waterlife, I Saw a Peacock, and many other award-winning titles, Tara Books is a collective of artists, designers, writers, and editors who strive to merge fine form with rich content and to share India's diverse bounty of traditional arts with the world. Tara Books is located in Chennai, India.