Our Safavid design portrays a leather filigree pattern incorporating handtooled motifs, retaining the elegance and style of the Islamic Golden Age even in our modern context.
Dating back to the 17th century, this artwork comes from the rich handicraft tradition that Shah Abbas the Great, the Fifth Shah of the Safavid Dynasty, inspired during what has become known as the Islamic Golden Age of Art (750 through the 16th century). He recognized the commercial benefits of promoting the arts and, thus, the crafts of tilework, pottery and textiles thrived. Illuminated manuscripts also became a flourishing industry and great attention was brought to the craft of bookbinding and design. Though the rule of the Safavids came to an end in 1736, they left a great and lasting legacy by reviving and establishing Persia as both an economic and artistic stronghold. Amid the many jewels of this ancient period and culture, decorative bookbinding shines particularly bright and we are honoured to bring it back to everyday life in our Safavid series.
SIZE: Width: 130mmXHeight: 180mm
PAGE COUNT: 240 Pages
CLOSURE: Elastic Band
GSM (PAPER WEIGHT): 120
Satin ribbon marker (grandes have two)
Custom-designed laid paper
100% recycled binder boards
FSC-certified text paper
Threaded stitching and glue, as needed
Acid-free sustainable forest paper
Decorative printed cover paper