This 16th-century Islamic binding was originally crafted from black goatskin that was embossed, gilded, painted and covered with delicate gold filigree. Said to have been first commissioned by one of the Safavid princes of Shiraz, it came to be in the possession of Suleiman the Magnificent, the tenth and longest-reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. Suleiman, a distinguished poet and gifted goldsmith, was also a great patron of the arts who orchestrated the development of one of the most glittering periods in artistic history.
- Smyth Sewn
- Ribbon Marker
- Memento Pouch
- Elastic Closure
- Mini: 100 x 140, 1276pages
- Midi: 130 x 180 mm, 144 pages
- Ultra: 180 x 230 mm, 144 pages