The Tree of Protection

Durga Bai

The Khirsali makes the fences around our fields and homes.

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.


Screenprinted & signed

limited edition art print

$ 175.00

Only 5 left in stock

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Weight 100.0 g
Dimensions 560 × 430 × 1 mm





200 gsm – handmade from recycled cotton waste


Limited edition of 500


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Durga Bai

Durga Bai

Durga Bai is a female artist working within the Gond tradition of tribal art from Madhya Pradesh, central India. Her work constantly re-works and pushes the boundaries of the Gond art form to create a style that sparkles with a distinctive energy. Her work has been exhibited both within India and abroad, and she’s worked on several of Tara’s seminal projects. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.


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.