Journal (A5) on rings.
Genuinel leather, hand-painted.
Skull - a reminder of the inevitability of death. Just as the portrait is merely a reflection of once living man and the skull is the only form of once living head. He is most clearly symbolizes the frailty of human life.
Birds, butterflies and other winged creatures are old medieval symbol of the human soul. Caterpillar, chrysalis and butterfly together represent the life cycle stages and earthly life, death and resurrection.
Cobweb is human frailty.
Dead tree limb embodies human life and is adjacent to the young leaves, symbolizing rebirth.
Vanitas (Lat. Vanitas, letters. - "Vanity, vanity") - a genre of painting baroque, allegorical still life, compositional center which has traditionally been a human skull.
Handmade Leather Journal Vanitas
Welcome to our family Workshop!
We work mainly on order, so all the products that you see in our store (except for those marked "ready to ship"or "sale") are examples of our work. You can buy any of these things and we will be happy to make it for you according to your size. But please keep in mind that since we work together with my wife, our regular queue of orders is approximately 5 - 8 months. But sometimes we have “windows” between large projects for some small ones. Therefore, before making a purchase, please contact us to clarify the estimated terms of readiness of the item that you want to order from us. :)
Alex & Anastasia