Metal Bookmark – Great Wave

Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclee print

Adapted from a Hokusai’s woodblock print The Great Wave

Brass, silver plated with applied color

Bookmark is approximately 3.25 x 1.25 inches

Great gift for Japanese art fans

Based on Katsushika Hokusai’s Under the Wave off Kanagawa color woodblock print from the Japan Edo period, about AD 1829-33.

Metal Bookmark – Monarch and Milkweed

Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclee print

The monarch butterfly — with its easily-recognizable orange-and-black pattern — will only lay its eggs on milkweed plants, the primary food source for monarch caterpillars. The disappearance of milkweed from the monarch’s habitat has greatly impacted its population. Individuals can help by planting native milkweed in their gardens.

Monarchs need milkweed to survive. Unfortunately monarch numbers are declining, partly because milkweed habitat is disappearing. You can help this iconic butterfly and many other pollinators by creating habitat that includes milkweed and other flowers!

Gardens, meadows, fields and other habitats can all be ideal places for milkweed. The flowers will lure even more color to your home with the many butterflies and pollinators they attract.

Visit www.plantmilkweed.org for information on creating habitat for monarchs.

Metal Bookmark – California Poppies

Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclee print

The state flower of California (elected to office in 1903), Eschscholzia californica, is an ornamental plant which flowers from February to September in the northern hemisphere. The showy cup-shaped flowers come in brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow. It is also used as food or a garnish.