A6 - 240 pages. Hand dyed black kangaroo leather
with silver triskele carved into leather cover, and a 'JS' monogram
on the spine.
The Celtic triskele (or triskelion) is composed
of three interlocking spirals. The spiral is an ancient symbol
relating to the sun and the continual movement of life. In the
form of a triskele the spirals represent the three phases of life
- birth, life and death. In modern Wicca the connection here would
be to the Goddess as Maiden/Mother/Crone - but let's trace the
thread through the origins of Celtic knotwork back to the vikings.
In old Norse mythology the three sisters of
fate are Urd (the past), Verdandi (the being) and Skuld (what
is to come). They live beneath the roots of Yggdrasil, the world
tree, where they weave the tapestry of fate. Each person's life
is a string in their loom, and the length of the string is the
length of the person's life.
The book is sewn in French style and has a spinal
insert. Black satin ribbon bookmark with straight diagonal cut.
Special purple headbands. Purple silk endpapers.
Cover: 113mm W x 159mm H (4.45 x 6.26in).
Page: 105mm W x 148mm H (4.13 x 5.88in). Weight: 0.330kg (0.73lb).
Commission: Skye Sloggett (Sydney, Australia) 17 Sep 2005 - 25