Here is the real treasure of imagination - books that people wished
into existence, every one unique, every one magical. Some of these books
are made from specialised materials such as emu leather (to look like
dragon scales), real silver, amber, keys, feathers, dreams.
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