This hand made book measures 3 1/2 by 5 inches. It contains 48 blank pages in heavy duty cream-coloured paper. The cover is hand-printed (a gelli print), and then printed with a hand-carved wooden printing block from Jaipur, India. The tile on the front cover has a die-cut butterfly, and the inside cover has a three-dimensional die cut paper embellishment. The covers are reinforced with metal corners, and finished with gilding wax. The spine is leather, and fixed to the covers using rivets - both spine and book covers are mounted onto acid free mat board. The signatures are bound using beige cotton. Finally, the book is held shut with a leather thong.
This little book would make a wonderful house warming gift, to record memories, a favourite trip, or a gift to document a special occasion (e.g., wedding, birth, anniversary). I can easily custom make one to suit any age, gender or special event. Each little book is unique.
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