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A modern bookish twist on the Elizabethan ruff.

The fish skin forming the back bone for this ruff  is lake trout which I caught in Highland Lake, Ontario.  It was first dyed in indigo and then hand tanned using oak gallnuts.  The paper used is Strathmore drawing paper 80 lb / 118 gsm and Himalayan Lotka paper with dried flower inclusions.  All pages were dyed in the same indigo vat as the fish skins.

The pages are sewn into the fish leather with Irish linen thread, using an adaptation of the long stitch binding method.

Magnetic closure holds the ends together securely.

976 pages total

length head to tail:

18 x 3.75 x 2.25″

45 x 9 x 6cm

inside circumference when clasped (part that sits around your neck):




Additional information

Weight .375 kg
Dimensions 29 × 24 × 27 cm
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