A handstitched journal with a Coptic binding. Cover design inspired from a bowl: Kashan City, Iran(13th - 14th Century)
The spine is exposed and shows the individual pages printed by silkscreen. The inner spine has a special brush stroke handprinted by silk screen.
- Cover Design: Inspired from a bowl: Kashan City, Iran(13th - 14th Century)
- Cover: Paper, hardbound
- Binding: Coptic, handstitched
- Paper: 100% recycled, wood free handmade paper sourced from rural units
- Page type: Blank, hand-stitched
- Pages: 144 pages (72 leaves)
- Pages GSM: Approximately 120 gsm
- Paper texture: Rough, handmade
- Writing: Use a ballpoint pen, pencil or gel pen
- Dimension: 16 x 16 cm
- Qty: 1 pc
About the design: Inspiration
Design inspired from a bowl: Kashan City, Iran(13th - 14th Century) - Stonepaste, painted in black under turquoise glaze
Fish swirl in a sea of vivid, translucent turquoise glaze, creating the illusion of water, an effect that would have been intensified when the vessel was filled with liquid. Schools of fish can be found in many metal and ceramic bowls from this period.
The meaning of this motif is mysterious, but it may evoke the notion of distant seas whose water will bring fortune and wealth to the person who drinks from such vessels.
Source: The Hossein Afshar Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Brush strokes, screenprinted by silk screen on each page
The pages are made from recycled jute fibre and have not been treated with any colour or dye; they get the off-white shade naturally while the jute rags are being beaten into pulp to make the paper.
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