Field Notes and Veld Finds

- Field Notes & Veld Finds -
Centuries ago the |xam and other San communities were the first to collect and use plants for medicinal and ritual purposes. They depicted the invaluable flora on rock, as it was the only medium they had to their disposal. It was only during the 17th century that Western artists and collector-explorers arrived to study and record these plants. South Africa’s fauna was captured on paper by a variety of artists, but it was specifically the plant-curious Dutch who accurately captured the beauty of our country’s rich variety of botanicals.