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These elegant, handstiched journals takes pen and ink beautifully and lie flat when open for ease of use ~ perfect for dharma teaching and study notes. Features include a memento pouch, handstitched coptic binding, ribbon marker, and acid free, archival paper. Available in two models: [small, 3.5" x 5.5", 192 lined pages] and [small, 3.5" x 5.5", 193 unlined blank pages.]
Intricacy and delicacy combine with repetition to create this silvered meditation on the nature of beauty. The word filigree derives from the Latin words filum for thread and granum for seed. The filigree pattern adorning this cover was originally designed and handcrafted in Germany circa 1800. To achieve the gilded and polished motif, a base layer of silver sheets was first die cut, and elaborate grooves were then meticulously etched into its surface.
The art of filigree is a moving testament to the human drive to ornament in order to delight the eye and the spirit. One can imagine a magistrate in ancient times carrying such a book and using it to keep a record of matters of state as easily as one can see it in pride of place on a well-appointed contemporary desk.