Associated with the Islamic Golden Age, Persian Safavid-style designs represented a high point in the art of the book. The bindings range in style from the simply tooled geometric patterns of the 14th century to the complex compositions of the 16th century. Symmetry and refinement of line are the hallmarks of these bindings, which feature medallions, a pentagonal envelope flap closure and elaborately decorated doublures (interior covers), exquisite creations in cut-out leather and gilding. Our doublure-inspired book cover portrays a remarkable leather filigree pattern incorporating handtooled motifs that retain an elegance and style even in our modern context. 144pp  h180mm  x  w130mm  x s22mm