Pilikai Greeting Card

Pilikai Greeting Card
Item# pilikai

Product Description

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:

This is one of the many varieties of the convolvulus family, which grows so freely all over these islands. As its name indicates (meaning near the sea), it is usually found on the sea-coast; but it is also met with in the valleys a considerable distance inland. It grows most abundantly on the windward, or wet side, of the islands. In favourable localities, the blossoms and leaves are occasionally larger, but those represented here are of average size. The seeds are held in much repute by the natives as a medicine.

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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