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Botanical illustration: black pepper
Antique print describing the botanical morphology of black pepper: a perennial plant with dark red drupes containing a single seed. The plant is cultivated for the fruits, used dried as a spice and for seasoning (mostly meat products)
Salix caprea or goat willow, botanical vintage engraving
Goat willow or pussy willow is a small tree with soft and silky silvery catkins flowering in early spring, it grows in wet soils such lakeshores or riverbanks
Saccharum officinarum or sugar cane, botanical vintage engraving
Saccharum officinarum or sugar cane is a strong-growing grass originated from Asia, the stems are cultivated worldwide for sugar production.The stems can reach 5 mt. (16ft.) in height and the internodes contain a sugary sap.
Ornithogalum umbellatum, botanical vintage engraving
Ornithogalum umbellatum or garden star of Bethlehem is a perennial flowering toxic plant, cultivated in gardens as ornamental.
Silver fir cones and seeds, botanical vintage engraving
Vintage print of silver fir cones. Silver fir is a coniferous tree , the cones when mature disintegrate to release the seeds..
Textile equipment for round knitted fabric production and knitting machine
Engravings of knitting machines. Knitted fabrics are more flexible then woven fabric, can be more readily constructed into smaller pieces, making it ideal for socks and hats.