A Girdle Book

Joseph just made the most awesome book:  A medieval period Girdle book!  Girdle books were small portable books worn by medieval European monks, clergymen, and aristocratic nobles as a popular accessory to medieval costume, between the 13th and 16th centuries.

They consisted of a book whose leather binding continued loose below the cover of the book in a long tapered tail with a large knot at the end which could be tucked into one's girdle or belt.  The book hangs upside down and backwards so that when swung upwards it is ready for reading.  

Joseph has been wanting to make a Girdle book for quite some time, and so here is his. 

This book is available for you to buy on our ETSY shop HERE!  

Have a great evening everyone!