You can see from my last post that I've been inspired by Gond Tribal Art lately. I know children will be as enchanted by the bright happy colors, beautiful patterns, and simple designs, as I am.
As I wandered around the net researching Gond artists and looking for spectacular examples to share with my students I found my new love....Tara Publishing. If you love art books, collect children's books, or have a very special child in your life; you must check this out.
Tara Publishing is based in India and has created a selection of wonderfully illustrated books with the help of Indian artists and traditional designs. This is a small publishing house and many of the books are silk screened by hand by a commune of artisans, and bound by hand as well. I Like Cats is a fabulous a beautiful handmade picture book.
I spent a long time trying to decide which book I wanted to buy first and then gave up. I'm going to send them all my money and buy everything. You can buy the books on-line at Tara Publishing.
If you need to be convinced, check out their facebook page.