Saturday, April 04, 2015

Book #94

Chinese Bamboo Binding

I have attempted to create something similar to a Chinese bamboo book, which is sometimes called the Chinese Pothi binding since it is believed to be an adaptation of the Indian Pothi (palm leaf) binding. Books like these were the very earliest bound manuscripts in China and were made from split bamboo strips and bound together with leather or silk. In Chinese it is called wei pien when bound with leather or sze pien when bound with silk.

2 comments:

Sarah said...

What interesting examples this week. The edible book was definitely unexpected.

Rhonda Miller said...

Thanks, Sarah :)