Padhiri - the trumpet flower


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Cupick greeting cards are crafted with premium quality semi-gloss paper, with a writing surface that is just right for the choicest words. The greeting cards are sold in sets of four, and are placed in between two protective cardboard plates and shipped in a mailer envelope.

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About this artwork

This summer flower finds mention in the Sangam work Kurinjipaattu, where 99 flowers from the mountainous regions are listed. This flower has a very heady fragrance, and is hence called the nectar-flower (தேன்மலர் பாதிரி). The fragrance of pathiri flowers is used as a metaphor of longing in classical Tamil poetry. A close cousin, the red trumpet flower, is called 'patala' or 'patali' in Sanskrit literature.

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