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the gnostic notebook II (25 euro)

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.