Mini Hardcover Journal – Peking Opera Embroidery: Pear Garden



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Paperblanks Pear Garden pocket journal is housed in a handsome cover based on fabric artwork from embroidered costumes of the Peking Opera

Opera traces its roots to ancient China. During the Tang Dynasty (618-907) Emperor Taizong founded an opera school named Liyuan (Pear Garden) establishing opera’s importance in the country. 

The covers of the Peking Opera Paperblanks Notebooks is taken from a piece of Opera costume skirt from the Qin Court (1644-1911) under which Peking Opera reached its pinnacle. Just like in Elizabethan times in England all the parts were played by male performers including the wearer of this skirt.

The floral pattern of exquisite flowers is a good representation of an artform that combines the razzle dazzle of big productions with the delicate brush strokes of fine art. 

Archival quality heavy quality 120gsm paper ensures your writing will be preserved over time. This Paperblanks Mini Notebook is smythe sewn which enables the book to lay flat, which makes it easier to write.

Product Features

  • Hardcover 3.75 x 5.5 Inch
  • 176 pages
  • 85 gsm paper weight
  • Lined pages
  • 100% Recycled Binder Boards
  • Acid-Free Sustainable Forest Paper
  • Smythe Sewn book opens flat
  • Elastic band closure
  • Memento pouch
  • Ribbon Marker

Additional information

Weight 0.3125 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 4 × 1 in