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Dragon Knot

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A3- - 504 pages. Hand carved kangaroo leather, hand-dyed purple/burgundy (mix of Red and Turquoise). Main feature is a Celtic knotwork dragon design carved into the cover with two dragons in bass relief circling around the outside. Left dragon is a mixture of iridescent blues and purples, the dragon on the right is painted in metallic golds, bronzes and greens. The original Dragonknot design features on the main entry page of this website and was licensed from talented artist Stephanie Pui-Mun Law.
   Carved into the front cover beneath the dragons are the words "Riht Ongytenes Ge-restan Beinnan" which in Old English means "true knowledge lies within". On the spine of the cover is carved the name "Kokila" which means nightingale in Bengali (Kokila, owner of this book, is a singer of Celtic-style music). The two birds either side of the name symbolise nightingales. The back cover features a chalice entwined by tree roots - the silhouette effect of the chalice was left untouched after the initial dye was applied.
   The book is sewn in French style with four reinforcing ribbons and an Oxford hollow back plus spinal insert. Red headbands. Gold tasselled satin ribbon bookmark. Patina elephant hide endpapers.
Cover: 307mm W x 388mm H x 45mm D (12.08 x 15.28 x 1.77in).
Page: 286mm W x 375mm H (11.26 x 14.76in). Weight: 3.4kg (7.50lb).
International Order: Kokila Bennett (New York) 02 May 2003 - 26 Dec 2003

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