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Cornish Saffron Crocus - Original LinoCut Hand Printed card

Cornish Saffron Crocus - Original LinoCut Hand Printed card
£4.00 2 Available
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2 saffron crocuses blossom, in amongst their leaf, spilling 2 of their 3 their deep yellow (red) wild unruly stigma towards the stoney ground through which they grow. I've titled it 'Safran' which is Cornish for Saffron.

This is an original LinoCut Card handprinted on beautiful artist paper in four colours, with metal letterpress text hand-printed on the back, inked by hand & printed on my old Printing Press.

:: 250gsm Specialist Artist Paper hand torn to size
:: Card size is 85mm x 115 mm
:: Recycled Envelope size is 95mm - 122mm
:: Sealed into a Clear Bio-degradable Corn Starch bag
:: Inside is blank for you to write your own personal message
:: Cards will be sent carefully packed in a board protected package

It's very hard to convey, in a photograph, the truly beautiful physical quality of the ink & it's colour on this gorgeously soft-to-touch paper - very tactile!

The colours are Crocus violet, leaf green, deep saffron yellow (red) - The photos disguise the soft matt quality of the paper & ink

Cards will vary slightly due to the nature of hand production making each card unique & original

All items are ©Elly Rowbotham
Please note the copyright of the print or image does not transfer with the sale


I’ve long been intrigued with the thought of Phoenicians & Cornish trading Saffron for copper & tin in ancient times. It’s speculated this was how Saffron came to Cornwall.

There’s a tradition for Saffron buns in Cornwall which were part of Tea Treats, still in the children memory of older folk I’ve chatted with.

Saffron buns (or Safran in Cornish) are still available in local bakeries - we used to have ours for the beach, I love the currants! It’s a labour intensive delicate job to collect & preserve this autumn blossoming crocus’s stigma. Saffron’s expensive. Famously its weight worth more than gold.

Might splash out & buy some from a local farm which is growing it again, & get out my baking pan…

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This item will be posted to you by Elly Rowbotham Printmaker within 3 days of receiving payment.

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United Kingdom £1.00 £0.25

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£2.65 £0.25
United States £3.30 £0.25
Rest of the World £3.45 £0.25

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