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Book of Sand

Lumia  Anjoy

Courtesy of Tony Zwicker. The book infrastructure is a box (5 cm. x 135 cm. x 195 cm.) made from Ipe, a hardwood from the state of Maranhao. The (disinfected) sand comes from the beaches of Bahia and the lake at Estancia Jatoba', in the interior of Sao Paulo. Bovine horn from Mato Grosso was used to handcraft the implement which produces the book's "pages." Hand-painted pure silk has been stitched for the implement's purse. The lambskin parchment on the back of the cover was imported to Brazil from Greece.

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