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The Night Life of Trees

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Here is another set of frame-worthy prints on black paper. These silk-screened images in the book, The Night Life of Trees from Tara Publishing, are absolutely stunning. And might I add, are a little more masculine than floral botanical prints…

From Amazon:

“In the belief of the Gond tribe, the lives of humans and trees are closely entwined. Trees contain the cosmos; when night falls, the spirits they nurture glimmer into life.
A visual ode to trees rendered by tribal artists from India, this handcrafted edition showcases three of the finest living Gond masters. This collection of their distinctive styles is enchanting—an excellent gift for those fascinated by trees, art or folk traditions.”

Also, if you get a kick out of the silk screening or book binding process, check out this video on how the books are individually hand made (but do yourself a favor and skip the first two or three minutes).

discovered via Julia Rothman’s amazing blog, Book by It’s Cover, and GOOP

Photos (other than the multi-page shot above from Book by its Cover) courtesy of another amazing blog, Biliodyssey. And a special thanks to Tara Books.

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15 thoughts on “The Night Life of Trees

  1. As a child I was called "treeba" and then later in life, I traveled to china for work and had my fortune told I am "wood" so I guess all signs are pointing to me needing those trees. I love the magical quality of them.
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  2. I just printed out framed and textured the paper for the botanical prints yesterday. It was inexpensive and they turned out awesome. Im amazed at where you find your resources for ideas.

  3. Hi! I'm Lavanya, Marketing coordinator of Tara Books- publisher of "Night Life of Trees". It was wonderful to see that you guys love this title! Just to add on, the sixth edition of "Night Life" is out now :) You could visit our website http://www.tarabooks.com to know more. And once again, thank you Jenny!

  4. So would you actually take the pages out of the book and frame them? Or are there framable versions available somewhere? I love these as an alternative to regular botanicals. I have pale green walls, white moldings, and dark wood floors in the living/dining room; same plus grey stone floor and black granite counter in the kitchen (the rooms all open into each other). I think these would be stunning over the piano or the fireplace.

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