An exquisite hand made large leather journal for you to record your encounters with magic, spells and the mysteries the world has to offer. Handcrafted using genuine Italian leather…

Journal size is in 8″ x 10″ (26 x 20 cm) and thickness around 3 inches (8 cm). The front cover plates has recessed blank central part, surrounded with embossed frame and handmade brass corners. Leather is hand toned and aged in green color tone.

The Basmala (Bismillah in Arabic) calligraphy is from the walls of Tokyo’s Turkish Mosque in the Shibuya-ku district district. The phrase ‘Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim’ translates to ‘In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful’. It is a common phrase used by Muslims before they do anything e.g. before eating; before driving; before starting an exam; etc. The wisdom of using this phrase is to remind people to be conscious of God, and in doing so, refrain from acting unjustly or being ungrateful to the blessings which God Almighty has bestowed upon us all.

The book block has 300 leaves (600 pages) of 140 gsm weight, blank white paper. The producer of the paper is Italian company Fedrigoni. The high-grade paper does not bleed through and is exceptionally smooth to write on. The inside cover – endpapers are marbled parchment which gives it a nice touch. The gilded and aged paper edges all contribute to that authentic vintage look.

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