By: Paperblanks

Format: Notebook


This 16th-century Islamic binding was originally crafted from black goatskin that was embossed, gilded, painted, and covered with delicate gold filigree. Said to have been first commissioned by one of the Safavid princes of Shiraz, it came to be in the possession of Suleiman the Magnificent, the tenth and longest-reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. Suleiman, a distinguished poet and gifted goldsmith, was also a great patron of the arts who orchestrated the development of one of the most glittering periods in artistic history.

In its original form this book cover was decorated with rows of golden lockets, hand-painted with flowers and rosettes, and overlaid with filigree. Artists of Persia’s Safavid dynasty (1501–1722) ensured that its bookbinding and décor represented a pinnacle of cultural achievement.

This design is also available as part of our Accordion Box collection. 

Shiraz Ultra
Includes | Memento Pouch • Ribbon Marker
Attributes | 144 pages • 7" x 9"
Lined 978-1-4397-2538-2

Shiraz - Mini
Includes | Memento Pouch • Ribbon Marker
Attributes | 176 pages • 100 x 140
Lined 978-1-4397-2540-5

Published by: Hartley & Marks Publishers

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