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Sonkofa Butterfly

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The Sonkofa Butterfly is my first book with filigree brass designs and book clasps.

A5 - 624 pages (oversize). Hand dyed deep-blue kangaroo leather with highly polished brass designs, filigree corners and clasps. Main feature is a hand crafted brass Sonkofa symbol, a heart-shaped design from west Africa that signifies learning from the past. Two finely detailed brass butterflies and Sonkofa clasps are attached to both front and back covers. Book closes with two hinged custom made book clasps adapted from the Sonkofa design.
   The book is sewn in French style with two reinforcing ribbons, Oxford hollow back and spinal insert. Special gold/brass headbands. Four ridges on spine. Sky blue satin bookmark with straight diagonal cut. Blue linen endpapers.
Cover: 158mm W x 220mm H (6.25 x 8.68in).
Page: 148mm W x 210mm H (5.88 x 8.25in). Weight: 1.100kg (2.43lb).
Commission: Lena Elboudi (Sydney, Australia) 30 Apr 2005 - 10 Feb 2006

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