Hardcover Journal | Blue Velvet


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Original Art: Velvet panel from a dalmatic
Era: Late 15th century
Region: Italy

Paperblanks Blue Velvet Journals take their design from a rare velvet pattern. Initially owned by Hungarian financier art dealer Marczell Nemes until 1931, this original velvet panel reproduced here was given to the Metropolitan Museum of Art as the Rogers Fund in 1945. Italian in origin, the piece is patterned with a seven-lobed shield outlined with teardrop shapes. A motif popular at the time, each shield is decorated with an artichoke-like botanical shape created using brocaded gilt metal thread.

Velvet is the most highly prized fabrics of the Renaissance, and was considered a work of art and finds new life as a highly prized Paperblanks notebook cover.

Product Features:

  • Paperblanks
  • Elastic band Closure
  • Lined pages
  • Smyth sewn
  • Ribbon Marker
  • Memento Pouch
  • Book Edge Printing
  • Acid-free sustainable forest paper
  • Decorative printed cover paper 
  • 100% recycled binder boards
  • FSC-certified text paper

Additional information

Weight 0.4375 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 4 × 1 in

Midi, Mini, Slim