Ieie Greeting Card
The Isabella Sinclair Collection greeting cards are museum-quality 5 x 7 cards, printed on very heavy stock using archival quality paper and inks. They are blank inside with a descriptive text printed on the back. The image and text are taken from Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands by Isabella Sinclair which was published in 1885. This book was the first to feature color plates of Hawaiian flowers and plants.
Here is an excerpt of the Sinclair text which is printed on the back of this card:
The Ieie has a luxuriance of foliage, and for several months of the year, a brilliancy of colour that is excelled by few Hawaiian plants. The Ieie is a striking and tropical-looking plant, never failing to attract the admiration of all who see it for the first time. It grows on the lowlands in wooded districts. The thick soft bracts of the inflorescence are not unpleasant to the taste, which the rats-with their usual sagacity-have discovered, and in some localities it is difficult to find a perfect one.
The Isabella Sinclair Collection Fine Art Greeting Cards can be found in the South Shore Visitor's Center of the National Tropical Botanical Garden and other select retail merchants on the island of Kauai.
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