Friday, February 20, 2015
I had an opportunity to take a workshop conducted by Gillian Boal a few years ago. She had studied the structure of the bound trial manuscripts that were produced during the Mexican Inquisition. This is my replica of one of those manuscripts. All the documents from a trial were bound together at the end of the trial and various pieces of evidence were included by binding them permanently into the book. My replica includes some little extra bits of paper, a small booklet, a feather, a noose, and a leather amulet with mysterious contents, all bound in among the pages.