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Tara Books

The Night Life of Trees - Handmade Card Set

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This set of beautiful handmade cards contains 10 blank cards – 2 each of 5 images – with envelopes, and comes in a specially crafted box. The imagery is taken from The Night Life of Trees, an exquisite art book of tree lore from the Gond tribe in central India. Like the book, each card has been silkscreen-printed on recycled paper at Tara Books' sustainable print workshop, which employs, trains and nurtures young bookmaking artisans.

Tara Books is an award-winning, internationally-recognized independent publishing house made up of a collective of writers, designers and book artisans who favor a non-hierarchical mode of functioning, informed by feminism and other movements for social justice.

Founded in 1994 by Gita Wolf and based in Chennai, India, Tara Books runs its own print shop, employing over 25 bookmaking artisans on a fair-trade basis. Known for their handmade books, they use handmade paper and non-toxic inks to create numbered artists’ books, as well as art prints and unique stationery (we also carry their wonderful Flukebooks!)

They collaborate with a range of writers, artists and designers from lndia and elsewhere, and an integral part of their publishing is a pioneering engagement with the rich diversity of Indian folk and tribal art.