Safavid Binding Art
Book Art From a Golden
Amid the many jewels of
ancient Islam, decorative book binding shines particularly bright.
Symmetry and refinement of line are the hallmarks of these
bindings, ranging in style over many centuries from the simply
tooled geometric patterns of the 14th century to the complex
compositions of the 16th century.
Associated with the Islamic Golden Age, the Persian Safavid-style
designs represented a high point for the art of the book. These
bindings feature centralized designs of medallions, quadrants,
plant and animal motifs, a pentagonal envelope flap closure and
elaborately decorated doublures (interior covers), exquisite
creations in cut-out leather, coloured papers and gilding.
Our doublure inspired collection portrays a remarkable leather
filigree pattern incorporating handtooled surfaces and motives
which retain an elegance and style even in our modern
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