Four Gospels in Bulgarian – Printed and Bound by Stopan and Father – Bound in a Goatskin Mosaic Cover and Adorned with Silver Fittings


А binding of the Four Gospel, sewn on three cords and bound in dark red goatskin with sewn leather mosaic.

All pieces are made from different-colored vegetable-tanned goatskin. They are hand sewn with linen thread and gilded with 24 carat gold leaf.

This binding was nominated for the first prize in the Sixth Biennale for Contemporary Church Arts in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.

The headbands are an intricate 4-core weave, with the first core sewn to the book body and the other three assembled with two-color cotton thread decorative weave. After that the glass beads with a much thinner silk thread were added.

The fittings consist of 8 corners, 4 for each cover. Centrally located is an medalion with 4 buttons of 14 carat gold and 4 mm citrine in the middle. The book is kept closed by a clasp. All items are made of 925 sterling silver. This is one of the first times my father used gold in on of his designs.

In this central piece you can see in the center a 4 mm citrine gemstone being surounded by 4 gold buttons made from 14 carat gold.

The journal is with dimensions of 15 x 11 x 4 cm or 5.9 x 4.3 x 1.6 inches.

The text is formatted and printed by me with some reproductions of historical illuminations before each gospel.

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