Karaka illustration in gouache – Native Trees of Aotearoa series.

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Karaka tree illustration in gouache.

A6 card with envelope – Native Trees of Aotearoa series. Perfect gift card for any occasion.

Digitally printed onto 300GSM Cresendo card, with recycled kraft envelope, and sealed in a sleeve to protect them.

Blank inside with easy to write surface.

Available as single cards or as a beautiful 6 card gift pack of the full series (see listing).

Height: up to 12m tall
Age: 40–500 years
Uses: Karaka was so valued by Māori that it was one of the few trees cultivated for its orange fruits. Despite the fact that the seed contains an alkaloid, “karakine”, that is highly poisonous, the berries were a valued source of food. The raw flesh of the berry is edible, but it was the kernel that was most highly sought. The kernels were prepared by prolonged cooking and washing and could be eaten, stored for use over winter, or ground up into a type of flour for bread.

Designed and printed in Wellington, New Zealand.
This illustration has been created by Helene Hall (me).
Copyright is not transferable with the sale of this item. The buyer is not entitled to reproduction rights.
© Helene Hall.

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