Naxi Paper, Bruce Lee, Yunnan Fine Arts Press, Dongba, 2003, Very Good

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Naxi Paper
Bruce Lee
Yunnan Fine Arts Press
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Used: Very Good
Sku: 00619
Notes: Very Good, 4to, 12 1/2" x 8 1/2." Bilingual text in Chinese and English. Beige paper wrappers with color illustrations on front, back, and spine. Black and maroon lettering to beige spine. Covers have slight wear to the extremities and a small chip measuring about 1/4" x 1/2" at the top edge on front, else clean and intact, binding tight. Pages have slight wear to edges and tips, ink notations and pictograms in the margins on title page by a former owner, else clean and intact. Paper and printed ink are still clean and bright. Replete with black-and-white illustrations which are interwoven among the text. 80 pp., including illustrations. A beautiful and unique book made out of Dongba paper, prized for its durability and ability to hold ink for years without fading. Dongba paper is purported to last 1,000 years. It is made from the fibers of the Wikstroemia plant. With this book being made out of Dongba paper, the pages have visible plant fibers and a crisp texture with a nice, tactile quality. According to the Preface, this is the first illustrated book to be published on Dongba paper. Dongba paper is the creation of the Naxi (also, Nakhi or Nashi) people in northern China. The Nashi live near the base of the Himalayas in the Yunnan and Sichuan Provinces. This book is about the history of the Nashi people and highlights their customs, culture, and traditions. Authored by Bruce Lee. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.

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