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Torch Ginger, mint condition vintage lithograph printed circa 1940

Torch Ginger, mint condition vintage lithograph printed circa 1940

Regular price $25.00 USD
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Torch Ginger by artist Tip Freeman - 20" tall by 15" wide.

This original Offset Lithograph was printed circa 1943.

Torch ginger (Etlingera elatior) is a tropical plant known for its stunning and distinctive inflorescence. Native to Southeast Asia, it belongs to the ginger family (Zingiberaceae). The plant produces tall, sturdy stems with lance-shaped leaves, and its most notable feature is the flower spike that emerges from the tip. The torch ginger flower consists of vibrant, cone-like bracts that can vary in color, including shades of pink and red. Contrary to its appearance, the true flowers are small and concealed within the bracts. Torch ginger is not only valued for its ornamental beauty but is also utilized in culinary traditions in some regions, where the young shoots and flower buds are used in various dishes. Additionally, the plant has cultural significance in Southeast Asian countries and is often featured in traditional rituals and ceremonies.

 

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Just like the majority of our inventory at Pink Flamingos, this listing is vintage and has never been displayed or used. It's from limited, unopened stock sourced directly from the original manufacturer or distributer. As a result, its colors are more vibrant than those typically found in similarly aged prints, leading us to classify it as "new." Curious about new vintage? Read all about it in my blog: https://www.pinkflamingos.shop/blogs/news/vintage-vs-new-vintage-whats-the-difference

Please note that this listing is for an unframed authentic, genuine old print published in the early-to-mid 20th century using quality paper and inks. It reflects the colors and styles popular in decorative accessories of that era. The patina resulting from any minor discoloration or fading is indicative of its age and contributes to its uniqueness. In order to ensure your purchase lasts a lifetime, please follow this link for care tips.

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What is "New Vintage"?

"New vintage" refers to original, vintage artwork from the early 20th century that has never been purchased, used, or displayed by a consumer. At Pink Flamingos, we offer a remarkable collection of these pristine prints, sourced directly from manufacturers. Unlike other vintage artwork that may have faded or aged over time, our "new vintage" prints retain their vibrant colors and impeccable condition. With their untouched allure, these artworks carry a unique historical value and provide collectors with an opportunity to own a piece of art history that is both rare and exceptionally well-preserved.

Read all about it in my blog: https://www.pinkflamingos.shop/blogs/news/vintage-vs-new-vintage-whats-the-difference