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"Flowering Branch of Bixa Orellana"
This is an original 1887 black and white wood engraving of the Bixa orellana, also known as Achiote or Aploppas, that is native to the tropical regions of North and South America. Achiote paste is also commonly used in Yucatán, Oaxacan, and Belizean cuisine. The plant has also been traditionally used by Native American Indians to make body paint.
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This 126+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate foxing and aging. Light wrinkling. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
Period Paper is proud to present a collection of antique chromolithographs and wood engravings from 1887 of flora and fauna from around the world, including many species of orchids, roses, ferns, trees, and cacti that were of special interest to Victorian era gardeners, horticulturists, and botanists. To continue browsing this collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph.