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Flower People handmade book by Majnouna Flower People handmade book by Majnouna
This handmade concertina booklet is a taste of the outburst of colours and ornamentation that was my recent trip to South-East Asia. It features 8 of my photos of the Flower Hmong and a selection of sketches I made at the Museum of Ethnology in Ha Noi. The back of the concertina binding is printed with a frieze derived from the pictured costumes.


The photos can be viewed individually in my gallery: [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]

Book details:

Size: approximately 10x15 cm, portrait
Weight: About 90 g
Paper type: Ingres MBM (cover: Canson)
Paper weight: Not sure exactly, but feels around 150g/m2
Photos: lab printed, glossy paper
Sketches: printed, silver and gold highlights added by hand
Price: $25 including postage
(It's available through my Etsy.com shop, but going through it is not necessary)
Ribbon colour may vary!
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:iconpertrosfoliea:
Pertrosfoliea Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Nice! I love the colours, and the way you mix photos and sketches:)
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconlenfach:
lenfach Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
Oh my, that's lovely :). I'm doing a concertina book myself for an Art project - where on earth do you find such long pieces of card? Haha :)
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
Nowhere – these are separate pieces, neatly pasted together :)
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:iconpatchworkers:
patchworkers Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
Great work, :D We have started a club for people who love to hand make things, come check us out if you'd like. We'd love to have you!
Its :[link]
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it :) Thanks for the invite, but I try not to stretch myself too thin. Good luck with your club!
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:iconpatchworkers:
patchworkers Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
No probs, and thanks :)
But what do you mean by 'stretch yourself too thin'?
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Professional General Artist
I mean trying to be part of too many things at once :)
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:iconpatchworkers:
patchworkers Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
Oh okay - hehe, different areas - different slang! :)
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:iconbasia-kiwi:
basia-kiwi Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006
it's pretty
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconentanglement:
entanglement Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
Really lovely piece, great idea :)
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it!
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2006
what an awesome idea. of course, i'd like to have a book for me to draw in with a cover that pretty :)

did you enjoy your trip?
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2006  Professional General Artist
I know what you mean, I love to make blank books, I should get back into that at some point :)
Ohhhh yes!
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:iconanokes:
anokes Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006
beautiful =} I bet you'll neeever give it to no1:nod:
crafting + trips = wonderfull things like this :aww:
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006  Professional General Artist
Actually I made several copies and sold them all :D Thank you!
Yes I agree :)
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:iconblackzer0:
blackzer0 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006
Very appealing, especially the choice of cream swirls band on black cover.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconzonia:
Zonia Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
It's truly gorgeous. Magnificently presented too!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot! :hug:
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:iconvisualawakenings:
visualawakenings Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2006
That is so beautiful! Wonderful job on the binding!! Brandi
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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DragonEmpress Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
LUV IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:heart:
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Professional General Artist
:D
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:iconrikausse:
rikausse Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
Superbe, un vrai trésor ce livre. Tu as vraiment bien mis en valeur ces ressources.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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:iconuneide:
Uneide Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2006
Beautiful collection! I have to say the physical design of the book itself really catches my eye too... has to be fairly time consuming though!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2006  Professional General Artist
Hey you! Thanks for dropping by :)
Glad you like it, it is time-consuming indeed but there's something so pleasing about manual work (especially with paper!)
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:iconnepasavaler:
nepasavaler Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2006
It's really beautiful! And so neatly done. i once made a book, but it was so messy :lol:
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2006  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it :) Hehe my first attempts were a little dodgy as well!
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:iconheatheru:
Heatheru Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006
Aww very cute! I love the simplicity and the way it folds out!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006  Professional General Artist
Great, thanks :)
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:iconskeevy:
skeevy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
Just a positively BEAUTIFUL book design; I love the layout, and of course your photography is inspiring. The little pink bow is just icing on the cake. Very effective! Wish I could have a copy, but ah, one of those "once only" things, right? C'est la vie.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it :) What do you mean about the "once only" things?
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:iconskeevy:
skeevy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006
As in you have made but one of these in the entire world.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006  Professional General Artist
Not at all :aww: I am making about 10 of them and they're up for sale, the link is in the commentary ;)
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:iconspiriferous:
spiriferous Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
that is SUCH an awesome idea! i love how the pages fold out like they do. what an interesting way to display your work. :)
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot :D
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:iconrdl:
rdl Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
It looks very Classy Joumana, not that I would expect anything less :D
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Professional General Artist
Aww, that's a nice thing to say :)
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:iconrdl:
rdl Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
:blush: Just the way I feel about you and your work. :nod:
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Professional General Artist
:D
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:iconrdl:
rdl Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
My pleasure :D
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:iconerosa:
Erosa Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
You made this book! Impressive, Joumana! :clap:
Something special. Really great as a gift to someone! :)
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconsmalldeus:
smalldeus Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
:faint: What can I say - you really can do everything! This is amazing - from cover to content!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Professional General Artist
Hehe thanks!
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:iconemperornortonii:
EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
It's not just beautiful, it's brilliant!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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