Half leather gothic binding

A model of 15th-16th cent. half leather gothic binding, typically found in Iberian Peninsula.

Thick oak boards were used for the cover. The bands were laced through the holes in the boards. The block was made directly on bands laced through the boards, without any sewing frame. The block spine includes a consolidating lining made of leather. The headbands were woven by two steps: a simple stitched headband was made as a core and then the colorful one twisted on the top of the first one.

The binding was made during the course “Archeology of bindings” held on 2nd – 4th of June of 2016 in Barcelona.