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