This well made and beautiful journal, with a hand-stitched Coptic binding and a simple ink brush painting of bamboo by an ancient Chinese Master, creates the ultimate journal experience! With the hand-stitched binding, every page lies perfectly flat when jotting down your Zen-like thoughts, and the lined/ruled pages keep writing straight and neat. The memento accordion pouch in back keeps loose notes in place, and an elastic end-leaf enclosure marks your place or encloses the entire book securely.
Traditional Chinese painters aimed at capturing the inner essence of the visual form through rhythmic movements of their brushstrokes and harmonious compositions. They gave form to the Tao, the invisible forces of the universe that pervade the world that we inhabit. This bamboo-inspired 7" x 9", open-back spine journal has a silky matte, laminated paper cover (over hard board), and lightly lined cream-colored pages. Write away!
Size: 7" x 9"; Pages: 128 Ruled/Lined pages, Acid-Free, Responsibly Made in China.
Craft Note: The hand stitched Coptic binding represents the quality imbued in the oldest of crafts. These journals are hand sewn using centuries old traditional methods used by the Egyptian Christians, or Christian Copts, as early as the 4th century. They are held together with a type of knot known as a chain stitch or Coptic stitch, a traditional stitch used to bind together ancient folded parchment manuscripts. Bookmakers and booklovers alike especially appreciate the Coptic stitch for its strength and intricate beauty.