A tribute to the Seed, the basis of all life, through a play with forms of the book.

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Gita Wolf, Tushar Vayeda and Mayur Vayeda

A seed is a miracle. It is neither alive nor dead, yet holds within itself the potential for life. When it meets the right conditions, it starts to unfurl, with a promise of plenty and the hope of regeneration.

The astonishing variety of traits that a seed holds can be looked at in terms of botany, but also through the lens of art, culture and history. But it is only by connecting these modes—bringing together science and imagination, knowing and relishing—that we can begin to grasp nature with the wonder that it deserves.

This gorgeous handcrafted book makes these connections in two unprecedented ways. The exquisite imagery it features has been created by artists from the Warli tribe in western India. The Warlis nurture a felt kinship with nature to this day, so their art embodies rich ecological knowledge systems in an intrinsic way.

The book also connects form and meaning. Linked by short concise essays, four distinct paper forms explore a diverse set of themes: each designed to capture a particular aspect of the cosmos contained in a seed.

Read a blog post by Gita Wolf—To Seed —to learn more about the book’s evolution from the germ of an idea into a richly connected narrative.

Weight 720 kg
Dimensions 254 × 260 × 16 cm







140gsm kraft paper and 200 gsm handmade paper






Limited edition of 2000

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