Itajime - Gold
This blank journal has been Japanese stab bound with a hemp leaf pattern.
The book cloth has been hand dyed with indigo with a shaped-resistance technique, Itajime Shibori. This particular pattern was folded and pressed between two pieces of wood, creating the large geometric patterns that are shown here. The binding is made with a contrasting golden yellow hemp string, that matches the bright endpapers.
As this is handmade and stitched natural variations and imperfections should be expected.