Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Book Swap #11: SurfBunny


This book from SurfBunny, aka Duane, is made entirely of handmade paper. The cover is mulberry paper with included skeletal leaves, and the pages are kozo with silk fibers. Duane shares some interesting history behind this style of binding. "The binding is a pamphlet stitch variation of the Japanese Daifuku Cho [trans. Great fortune notebook] book. This type of book was carried by merchants of the Edo period who used them as account books. The tassels were usually quite long and allowed the book to be tied into the merchants belt for security."


You can find more of Duane's designs at www.surfbunny.etsy.com.

5 comments:

PrairiePeasant said...

Another elegant and simply beautiful design. Thanks for sharing the history of this book structure.

CinderLisa said...

This is the book I got and it is absolutely gorgeous in person. It's quite fitting for me, too, since I'm half Japanese! ;)

Pauline Paulette said...

It looks so soft...

Lizzie said...

Very simple, but very lovely.

Baghy said...

Gorgeous! Very nice, how the style of the cover matches the pages inside.