4-oz natural full-grained vegetable-tanned, buffalo-hide leather cover, archival grade artist's sketchbook in A5 landscape format. The paper block is comprised of 46-page, 220 gsm, 60% cotton-content, hand-deckled Rosapina Ivory paper from the legendary Italian paper mill FABRIANO. The paper is highly versatile and suitable for sketching and drawing with pencil, pastel, coloured pencil, ink, marker, painting with gouache, acrylic and water colours, printmaking ( etching, lithography and silk-screening ) and collage-making. Each signature of the paper stock is meticulously hand-stitched and bound to perfect alignment.
The sketchbook's robust leather strap-and-keeper design and page-marker ensure decades of use without slackening or unravelling. They are entirely saddle-stitched by hand - a time-honoured method in leather crafting - to ensure durability.
Natural grain pattern, unique to each hide, can be seen on the leather and will acquire a beautiful natural satin lustre over time. As the leather protects the paper stock for decades, the value of the sketchbook increases when artistic contents are deposited.
Dimensions: 22 cm (width) x 14.5 cm (depth) x 2 cm (height)