The model for the early codex was a wooden tablet. Single-quire text blocks of papyrus bound in simple leather covers with a fore edge flap and a strap for fastening resemble the proportions and shape of many wooden tablets that survived as archeological evidence of the Early Christian Era. The further development of the book structure resulted in the necessity of multi-quire text blocks. Papyrus failed when used for the multi-section structures. Parchment became the material of choice... Covers of wooden boards and leather spines were made separately and attached as “case bindings”. Best examples of early Coptic bindings are books from the Nag Hammadi find (1945, Egypt). A similar single-quire Coptic codex is the Berlin 8502. Leather on its cover is similar to the one used in the Dead Sea Scrolls. It neither resembles tanned leather, nor does it resemble parchment or alum tawed skin. Single-quire text block was not the only codex form during the third and fourth centuries AD. Out of surviving codices from before 400 AD the majority is of the multi-quire type. Early bindings were quite elaborate. They used fringed leather strips that were laced through numerous holes in the board and used as wrapping pieces finished with bone pegs as fasteners. Those early multi-quire text blocks were sewn link stitch and bound in wooden boards with leather spine structures that were assembled separately from the text block and attached in a manner of case bindings. Bindings found under the ruins of the Monastery of Apa Jeremiah near Saqqara (1920) were dismantled and partially described by Lamacraft in 1939." Continue lendo em Ekhtesis.
A execução da costura é bastante simples e o resultado precioso.
Material: 10 cadernos - papel reciclato 90g, folhas no tamanho A4 dobradas, duas placas de papelão forrado com tecido ou papel, agulha de costurar saco - são umas agulhas curvas - linha urso, cera de abelha.
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Este post é dedicado à Viviane Holanda, que me escreveu do Recife, perguntando como fazer uma encadernação estilo Copta. A melhor maneira de aprender é mostrando o caminho. Pratique e se as dúvidas persistirem continue praticando.