This leatherbound book was created though the use of traditional medieval bookbinding techniques. The pages are sewn onto jute cords that create three thick ridges along the spine when covered up with leather. The covers themselves are made of 4 mm thin plywood to make the book solid and durable. Furthermore, the leather is quite untraditional as it is 2-2.5 mm thick while one would usually use 0.5 mm (or less) leather for bookbinding.
The front and back covers are embellished with hand carved patterns, brass ornaments and two solid belt straps with buckles to keep the large book closed. The surfaces have been treated with dark brown leather dye and leather wax. With 104 A4 sheets, 208 pages of tea stained pages there is plenty of space to write down all your most important thoughts or works.
With traditional medieval bookbinding techniques we’ve created this large A4 sized book. In the video you can see the creation of the book showing every detail of the process.
– 104 sheets / 208 A4 pages
– 110 gsm, tea stained drawing paper
– 2-2.5mm leather
– Cord stitching
– 4mm plywood board covers
– Hand carved decorations
– Brass ornaments and double cap rivet decorations
– Brass corner protectors
– 2 belt straps to close the book
– Brown tones, hand sewn headbands
– Black end pages