In 1945, a sealed earthenware jar containing thirteen leather-bound papyrus codices was unearthed in Nag Hammadi, Egypt. One of the books was burned and part of another; but, twelve books and some loose pages survived. These books were likely made in the 2nd century AD, and the writings are mostly Gnostic treatises, believed to be a library hidden by monks from a nearby monastery. This set of books has become known as the Nag Hammadi library.
This purple suede journal is made using the same structure as the Nag Hammadi codices. The pages have been artificially aged by individually tea staining each one. This book is handbound using simple tackets along the spine and there are three straps for closure. Opening and closing the book using these closures, would likely have been part of a religious ceremony so all the straps were important. --Rhonda of MyHandboundBooks
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