SSSS: Snake Art and Allegory

Gita Wolf, Ianna Andréadis

Standing in for our deepest fantasies and fears, the snake is as much a creature of our minds as it is of the forest and fields. Combining art and legend, this stunning hand-printed book invokes the beauty and terror of Indian snake lore: from the enigmatic snake goddess Manasa to Buddha’s sheltering snake. The legends are complemented by the work of contemporary French artist Ianna Andréadis, who was inspired by the collection of the Musée du quai Branly in Paris. SSSS: Snake Art and Allegory is silkscreen-printed by hand on handmade paper.

$ 24.95

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Weight 250.0 g
Dimensions 170 × 170 mm



Silkscreen-printed on paper recycled from cotton waste



Co published with

the Musée du quai Branly

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Gita Wolf

Gita Wolf

Gita Wolf started Tara Books as an independent publishing house based in India. An original and creative voice in contemporary Indian publishing, she is known for her interest in exploring and experimenting with the form of the book. She has written over twenty books for children and adults. Several have won major international awards and been translated into multiple languages. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.

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Ianna Andréadis

Ianna Andréadis is a painter and photographer. Born in Athens, Greece, she has been living and working in France for several years. She has published many lithographic albums, created fabric artbooks for children in African textile, as well as photo books. Her projects of books are entirely part of her art work.

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Jonathan Yamakami

Jonathan Yamakami is a graphic designer from São Paulo, Brazil, who currently lives in Washington DC. He received an MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013, and his work has been featured by NPR, the New York Times and AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers. Jonathan is particularly interested in exploring new ways of presenting and conceiving of the book. Click here to discover his other Tara Books.