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Delicious smelling and so soft to touch, this little book is made of drawings on paper dipped in beeswax. Mysterious marks evoke another time and place....a reminder that time is fluid and civilizations come and go, building one on top of another. Archaeologists continue to unearth the evidence of past cultures....and we are reminded that at the center of things we are the same.

This little book is made with drawing in pencil, ink and collaged bits of paper on Japanese paper that has then been dipped in beeswax. It is made with three pages that measure roughly 5" tall x 10" wide that are folded and held together with beeswaxed linen thread in a simple pamphlet stitch....this creates a book that is 12 pages, including the "covers". Delicate and lovely, this little book is a friend for life!

I have tried to include representative sample images of the book....difficult to capture, so if you'd like to see more images of this little book, please let me know. It will come carefully packaged, sure to arrive safely to your hands. Please make sure the book stays out of the hot summer sun or other sources of direct heat....beeswax will melt!!

Finished book size is approximately 5" high x 5" wide.

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Book of Civilizations Lost and Found / Beeswaxed Handmade Book


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: japanese paper, beeswax, found text, glue, waxed linen thread, pencil, ink, collaged papers
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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  • Favorited by: 24 people