Stories from the Arabian Nights

The front of the slip case uses the incense burner design used on both the boards of the book and its dust wrapper. The terracotta silk dupion was also chosen to reflect the colour of the boards.

The slip case is entirely hand embroidered and assembled. The stylised smoke pattern is worked in metal thread chain stitch, while the incense burner itself is a combination of gold kid appliqué and split stitch.

It is fully lined with russet silk satin, and museum quality conservation mount is used to form the box.

Technical details

Stories from the Arabian Nights, by Laurence Housman, illustrated by Edmund Dulac, Hodder and Stoughton, 1907

Silk dupion ground, with metal thread and split stitch surface stitchery, and gold kid appliqué. Lined with silk satin.

Size: 29 x 23 x 5.5 cm (11.5 x 9 x 2.25 in)

Stories from the Arabian Knights


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