Ukiuki 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 Ukiuki is a member of the large and varied family of lilies. Its pretty berries, and graceful leaves, marked with bright bits of colour, render the Uki (as the natives generally call it) a prize to the artist, and a favourite with all who take an interest in the beauties of nature. The flowers are small and do not attract notice. It is the berries, which become a bluish purple when ripe, that give the plant its chief attraction, contrasting charmingly with the yellow, unripe berries and the bright green leaves.
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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