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the gnostic notebook I (SOLD)

The hand stitched texts on the covers are from the gnostic gospel of Mary Magdalene, which, through its concepts, is very close to the Buddhist and Taois semantics.
Materials used:
– vintage cotton coral pink velvet (found in a local charity shop) which gives it a Renaissance look,
– vintage rosary beads, also found in a local charity shop,
– tiny vintage glass bottles used by the original owner for storing wrist watches component (the labels are still on the bottles),
– fresh water pearls,
– silver beads,
– silver thread,
– vintage religious medallion,
– handmade Indian paper for the inside cover,
– words cut from a vintage book of poems by Milton.