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.
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