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The Coiled Tree

The Coiled Tree

Bhajju Shyam

The roots of trees hold the earth in their coils, just like the snake goddess.

Luminous trees take root on paper in this new collection of art prints. Rendered in the intricate Pardhan Gond style from Madhya Pradesh in central India, these illustrations were originally featured in one of our bestselling titles, The Night Life of Trees.

Each print is silkscreen-printed by hand on paper recycled from cotton waste. The silkscreen process is a classic technique of printing where layers of ink are transferred onto the surface of paper through mesh screens. The process requires precision and care, each print contains as many layers as it does colours.

hand

Screenprinted & signed

limited edition art print

$ 175.00

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Weight 100.0 g
Dimensions 560 × 430 × 1 mm
EAN

7110767147948

Printing

Silkscreen-printed

Paper

200 gsm – handmade from recycled cotton waste

Edition

Limited edition of 500

Packing

Protective mailing tube

Bhajju Shyam

Bhajju Shyam

Bhajju Shyam belongs to the Gond tribe of artists—a community of highly visual story-tellers—from Madhya Pradesh in India. His captivating art keeps the symbolic density of the Gond style, bringing to it the intelligence and clarity of his own vision. The versatile artist has received international acclaim since his runaway success in 2003 with The London Jungle Book. Click here to discover his other Tara Books.

gond

Gond Art

The art of the Gond tribal community in central India is dense yet intricate and rich with meaning. The Gonds are one of India’s largest indigenous communities, and art is central to their lives. Originally painted on walls and floors, Gond art has since found its way to paper and canvas. Click here to discover other Tara projects with Gond artists.