Creation: Handmade Cards
Simple yet enormously evocative masterpiece of visual storytelling Brain Pickings In this incredibly illustrated book, celebrated Gond artist Bajju Shyam explores the cyclical concepts of creation, evolution, death and renewal . Narrated by Gita wolf, this is a wonderful book for the curious child and adult alike. Masala Chai online Silkscreen-printed by hand on handmade paper and attractively packaged, these notecards (featuring artwork from our latest book Creation) are perfect for thoughtful gifting. Created by the artisans at celebrated Indian visual art publisher Tara Books. Lore from the Gond tribal community in central India abounds in stories of origins, transformations and endings. Celebrated Gond artist Bhajju Shyam now gathers together these tales for the first time. 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. Cosmic acts of creation linked to everyday life processes, connecting the universe with the rhythms of human life and time. Each boxed set features ten cards two each of five designs and ten envelopes. Each card measures 5 3/4 in x 5 3/4 in, and includes an insert with further information on the artist and artisans involved. Proceeds from the sale of each notecard pack support tribal folk artists in India, as well as the skilled artisans involved in the printing process. Buy two sets: one for note-writing and one to frame and display!"
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. Bhajju Shyam is hailed as the finest living Gond tribal artist in India. His intricate and colourful work is well known throughout India and abroad, and has been exhibited in the UK, USA Germany, Holland, France, Russia, Italy and Reunion Island. The internationally acclaimed "London Jungle Book" was Bhajju s first book with Tara, and he has subsequently been involved with several seminal projects. From the walls of his tribal village home to international acclaim, Bhajju s has been an incredible creative journey. Also by Bhajju Shyam: "Creation, The Night Life of Trees; Signature: Patterns in Gond Art; The London Jungle Book""