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A4 - 720 pages. Black cow leather. Main feature is a large hand cast pewter pentagram painted in textured metallic blue, green, purple and silver with gold sparkles. Four ornate pewter corners on the front cover and a hand carved pewter scroll on the spine. Text carved into the pewter scroll is the Wiccan Rede "AN' IT HARM NONE DO WHAT YE WILL".
   Sterling silver lockable wire clasp with +/- Ankh design. Small brass padlock features engraved pentagram which works as a protective ward for the book. The lock opens with a sterling silver ankh key hand carved from a single piece of silver plate - the key was made to be worn as a pendant.
   The name Kiankha (ki-ankh-a) comes from KI, the life force and also a Sumerian Earth goddess, ANKH, the Egyptian hieroglyph for life and KA, the Egyptian equivalent of the soul or spirit.
   Sewn in French style with three reinforcing ribbons. Oxford hollow back, red headbands. Three red satin ribbon bookmarks, each with a different key. Gold elephant hide endpapers.
Cover: 220mm W x 309mm H (8.66 x 12.17in). Page: 210mm W x 297mm H (8.25 x 11.75in).
Commission: Maddy Hardy (Adelaide, Australia) 10 Aug 2003 - 13 Jun 2004

Kiankha Journal

Kiankha Journal
This design is also available as a 5" x 8" wire-bound journal for only $11.95 USD. 160 pages - blank or lined.

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