The Night Life of Trees is an exquisite silkscreen-printed art book of tree lore from the Gond tribe in central lndia. Trees are central to the Gond tribal imagination: in addition to the stories that surround them, trees are important in a lived, everyday sense. There is a Gond belief that trees are busy during the day, giving shade and food to humans and animals. It is only during the night that their real spirit emerges. A collection of work by three of the finest living artists of the Gond tribe – traditionally a community of forest dwellers from central India – this quintessential Tara title has gone into several editions and in different languages.
40 pages / 330 x 230 mm / 520 g
Tara Books / Hardback / ISBN 9789380340166
Silkscreen-printed on paper recycled from cotton waste