Asian Book and Box for Wedding

This wedding guestbook and box borrows from both Asian and Western tradition and was created for a Korean bride. She wanted to be able to keep both the guestbook and cards/letters from her guests on display. The book was sewn on double cords and bound in alum-tawed goatskin. The box was covered in silk, with bone closures.

The book, with spine and foredge bound in alum-tawed goatskin, sides of silk cloth.

The book, with spine and foredge bound in alum-tawed goatskin, sides of silk cloth.

Tying up, which keeps the lather shaped to the spine until dry.

Tying up, which keeps the leather shaped to the spine until dry.

The inside cover (pastedown) of the guestbook.

The book in the box, showing detail of headbands, headcaps, joints, etc.

The book in the box, showing detail of headbands, headcaps, joints, etc.

The open box, with ribbon pull to remove guestbook.

The open box, with ribbon pull to remove guestbook.

The box and bone closures.

The box and bone closures.

Open box and its cover.

Open box and its cover.