Binding a Historic Model: Nag Hammadi

Saturday February 16

10:00 AM  –  5:00 PM

with Jana Pullman
Saturday, February 16; 10am-5pm

$110 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $35 supply fee
Certificate: 7 hours, Category D
All skill levels welcome

Create a replica of a simple but beautiful early binding. The Nag Hammadi binding takes its name from the Egyptian city where these ancient books were discovered in 1945. Sealed in buried jars, they date from the 4th and 5th centuries and contain early Gnostic religious texts. Like the originals, these models will be made from leather and papyrus, but with 21st century paper pages. The pages are easily replaceable, making for a book you can use over and over again. Leather covers will be decorated using simple tooling techniques.

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