BOTANICAL INSPIRATIONS DECK & BOOK SET (44-card deck, 100-page guidebook, fold-out guide & drawstring organza pouch)
by Lynn Araujo
In Victorian England, and in other cultures, flowers were used to convey specific meanings and messages, especially in the coy rituals of courtship. Botanical Inspirations Deck & Book Set brings together the Secret Language of Flowers with the treasured artwork of Pierre-Joseph Redout. Each Botanical Inspirations card features a thoughtful quotation that alludes to the symbolism of the flower. The accompanying guidebook presents inspirational affirmations and narrative vignettes culled from history, mythology, lore and legend. From the demure violet to the noble magnolia, all flowers have stories to tell and lessons to share. This charming gift set includes: 44 cards with quotations and flower meanings 100-page illustrated guidebook with messages of insight and inspiration Fold-out guide to the Secret Language of Flowers Drawstring organza pouch.
About the Illustrator
Pierre-Joseph Redouté, was a painter and botanist from Belgium, known for his watercolours of roses, lilies and other flowers at Malmaison, many of which were published as large, color stipple engravings. He was nicknamed “the Raphael of flowers” and has been called the greatest botanical illustrator of all time. Wikipedia
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