This is a statement journal / notebook , inspired by my love of the natural environment and its amazing materials- offered in abundance to the people to create art! The journal resembles a traditional Japanese ledger . It is bound using Yamato type binding- a traditional method used for account books. The book does not open flat (please see photo), as the Japanese people were traditionally using only the one side of the leaf and not both.
It has 19 leaves (38 pages) of a very smooth, high quality, recycled paper, in the color of raw tobacco. The paper is of 240gsm, suitable for pen, pencil, charcoal, color pencil and ink. It is also acid free, chlorine free and suitable for photos. All pages are distressed using natural pigments. The paper is produced by a traditional French mill.
The back cover and the ledger front piece, are made by recyclable museem board, dressed with real Egyptian Papyrus. The papyrus leaves are a fair trade product which are cultivated and processed in small villages. Papyrus is made from the stem of the papyrus plant, Cyperus papyrus. It feels like wood but it is flexible and strong, and gives a unique rustic and natural look. The thread used for the binding is natural hemp thread.
I have included a transparent front page, which is also acid-free quality material, designed for bookbinding, to protect the pages and give stability to the book.