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You may write your memories, daily plans and notes on these handmade leather journal. These notebooks which will give you a new complexion, will be a nice gift for you and your loved ones.

These leather journal are completely handmade. The ingredients are lambskin, [1]natural dyes (mader) and [2]Goma Laca (Shellac) for polish and and [3] appliqué evil eye. These ingredients are traditions of thousands of years. Corners of the book have been supported with a protective brass barrier In order to prevent of abrasion.
Each handmade leather journal is unique which has its own model.

This handmade leather journal comes with a high quality (70gr) acid free shamua paper (bible paper). It has approx 120 pages~240 writing pages (if counted both sides) and page divider ribbon. Usable for any type of writing.
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This handmade leather journal dimensions is:
Height: 7,9" (20 cm)
Width: 6" (15 cm)
thickness: 1" (2,5cm)

[1] Natural dyes (mader)
Early evidence of dyeing comes from India where a piece of cotton dyed with madder has been recovered from the archaeological site at Mohenjo-daro (3rd millennium BCE) In Sanskrit, this plant is known by the name Manjishtha.

Turkey red was a strong, very fast red dye for cotton obtained from madder root via a complicated multistep process involving "sumac and oak galls, calf's blood, sheep's dung, oil, soda, alum, and a solution of tin." Turkey red was developed in India and spread to Turkey. Greek workers familiar with the methods of its production were brought to France in 1747, and Dutch and English spies soon discovered the secret. A sanitized version of Turkey red was being produced in Manchester by 1784, and roller-printed dress cottons with a Turkey red ground were fashionable in England by the 1820s.
References: wikipedia

[2] Goma Laca (Shellac)
Shellac is scraped from the bark of the trees where the female lac bug, Kerria lacca (Order Hemiptera, Family Coccidae) secretes it to form a tunnel-like tube as it traverses the branches of tree. Though these tunnels are sometimes referred to as "cocoons", they are not literally cocoons in the entomological sense. This insect is in the same family as the insect from which cochineal is obtained. The insects suck the sap of the tree and excrete "stick-lac" almost constantly. The least coloured shellac is produced when the insects feed on the kursum tree, (Schleichera trijuga). It takes about 100,000 lac bugs to make 500 grams of shellac flakes. The raw shellac, which contains bark shavings and lac bug parts, is placed in canvas tubes (much like long socks) and heated over a fire. This causes the shellac to liquefy, and it seeps out of the canvas, leaving the bark and bug parts behind. The thick, sticky shellac is then dried into a flat sheet and broken into flakes, or dried into "buttons" (pucks/cakes), then bagged and sold. The end-user then crushes it into a fine powder, mixes it with ethyl alcohol prior to use to dissolve the flakes and make liquid shellac.
References: wikipedia

[3] Evil Eye
Belief in the evil eye during antiquity is based on the evidence in ancient sources like Aristophanes, Athenaeus, Plutarch, and Heliodorus. There are also speculations that claim[who?] Socrates possessed the evil eye and that his disciples and admirers were fascinated by Socrates' insistently glaring eyes. His followers were called Blepedaimones, which translates into "demon look," not because they were possessors and transmitters of the evil eye, but because they were suspected of being under the hypnotic and dangerous spell of Socrates.]
References: wikipedia

Handmade Leather Journal with Brass Lock and Glass Evil Eye

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: leather, lambskin, handmade, journal, brass, evel eye, book, leather journal, leather book
  • Ships worldwide from Turkey
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