Date Palm Chart

Date Palm Chart

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Botanical educational chart featuring the most important parts of the Phoenix dactylifera, a date palm, 70 x 49 cm, 1897.

This chart is part of a big sequence of botanical educational charts made by the duo Hermann Zippel, a scientist, and Carl Bollmann, an artist, between 1876 and 1899. The charts are categorized in three different series, among which the Ausländische Kulturpflanzen in farbigen Wandtafeln , a series of exotical cultural crops to which this date palm belongs.

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  • "Shake and quiver little tree, throw gold and silver down to me"

    story by Violette Bandu

    In so many stories across the world, trees play an important role. The story of Cinderella is one of them. Those familiar with the Disney adaptation know that it does not include a tree. In some literary versions, however, the tree plays a key part. The authors of these fairytales chose specific objects, and in this case specific trees, from their own cultural context. Let us look at the three versions of Basile, Perrault and the brothers Grimm. Our story starts with a date...

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