Ultra Hardcover Journal | Adina


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Original Art: Lacquer book binding
Era: 18th century
Region: Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Bukhara, one of Uzbekistan’s largest cities, famous for millennia as a centre of leaning and culture, was the birthplace of this dazzling 18th-century Islamic binding. The luminous design features ornamentation painted and lacquered in golden bronze, deftly evoking an indelible sense of radiance and light.

Somtimes known as, “Place of Good Fortune,” Bukhara is located along the Silk Road. The city’s rich intellectual and cultural life was shaped by Indo-Persian influences, particularly during the golden age of the Samanids. We can see those influces in this deisgn which showcases margins of heart-shaped leaves, a centre rosette and intricate corner pieces, all executed with painstaking skill and consummate artistry. Adina meaning “delicate, slender, refinded or gentle”.

Product Features

  • Paperblanks: Bukhara
  • Dimensions: H9″ x W7″
  • 144 pages Lined Paper
  • heavy 120gsm paper
  • Smythe-sewn binding – book opens flat
  • Acid Free -sustainable sourced paper
  • Elastic Band closure
  • Memento pouch on the inside back cover
  • Ribbon marker

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 8 × 1 in