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COMMONPLACE BOOK 120 X 165 - DOGWOOD TREE DREAMING


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COMMONPLACE BOOK 120 X 165 - DOGWOOD TREE DREAMING


Journal with plain pages, 240 sides of 110 gsm smooth ivory paper. 

120 x 165 mm 

Covers are a design from Australian Aboriginal artist Liddy Napanangka Walker, and the design has been printed on khadi paper, made in India. Wakirlpirri (dogwood tree) is a very useful tree that grows on the sides of creekbeds and near mulga trees. The seeds from this tree can be eaten raw or cooked on the fire. A sweet drink called yinjirrpi is made from the seeds when they have been dried. The wood can be used to make weapons such as karli (boomerangs) and dancing boards for ceremonies. 


Commonplace Books are a very purposeful way of using a journal, or giving one as a gift. They have been used since the Fifteenth Century, the idea being to record passages of text, poems, quotations, recipes, reading lists, drawings, sayings, family turns of phrase, calligraphy, aspirations - any words of perceived wisdom or personal significance - all making up a memoir of the author’s interests over a number of years. All sorts of famous people have kept Commonplace Books including John Milton, Napoleon Bonaparte, Lewis Carroll and Virginia Woolf. A brief note about the history and use of Commonplace Books is enclosed with the book.

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