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Paperblanks Flexi Arabic Artistry Zahra Mini Journal - Blank

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SKU 9781439764558

The Paperblanks Arabic Artistry Zahra cover design dates to the 17th century, when luxurious Arabic court life helped to inspire a supremely refined design aesthetic. The original binding is emblematic of an era when books were major investments, used as valuable donations, treasured gifts to heads of state and status symbols.

At Paperblanks, experience with vintage book bindings has taught us this: the history of bookbinding is one of adaptation. Many a design in the Paperblanks collection is an example of a decorative technique that was successfully evolved by bookbinding masters to spur a new trend in book cover embellishment.

Our Arabic Artistry Zahra design replicates a book cover that captures the aesthetic of the Arab world in the 17th century, reflecting the splendid quality of work found in this ancient time. With the original binding that inspired this design once containing a precious copy of the Koran, the significance of the ancient world of Islam is embodied in this unique golden and floral design.

Arabic court life was the prevailing aesthetic of the period and is so supremely conveyed in this opulent design. This Zahra binding, so called for its Arabic denotation of flower, blossom and beauty, is characteristic of an era when books were precious items and not as easy to come by. They were presented as treasured gifts to heads of state and were much sought after as status symbols. We wish whatever you choose to fill this journal with to be just as exceptional as the design itself.

ABOUT PAPERBLANKS

Paperblanks journals are the ultimate keepsake, a time capsule documenting a period in life, to be read and re-read through current and future generations. Known for their exceptional craftsmanship, high quality, and long-lasting durability, our journals will preserve your contents for years to come.

In Paperblanks journals the laid paper, detailed embossing and texture on each Paperblanks® cover offers a tactile experience – a real-life, “touchable” interlude in an often-untouchable world of television and other digital information.

Paperblanks journals come in a tremendous variety of beautiful cover designs from almost every era, ensuring that there is truly a journal to fit every taste. Choose your own style and create a personalized brainstorming device, a portable stress-reliever, and a unique reflection of existence.

Specificatioins

FORMAT Mini
SIZE Width: 95mmn Height: 140mm
INTERIOR Unlined
PAGE COUNT 176 Pages
CLOSURE Elastic Band
COLOUR Gold
GSM (PAPER WEIGHT) 80gsm
COVER Softcover
MORE FEATURES
  • Smyth sewn
  • Satin ribbon marker (grandes have two)
  • Memento pouch
  • Custom-designed laid paper
MATERIALS
  • 100% recycled binder boards
  • FSC-certified text paper
  • Cloth headboards
  • Threaded stitching and glue, as needed
  • Acid-free sustainable forest paper
  • Decorative printed cover paper