This elegant journal replicates a gilded lacquer 19th-century bookbinding crafted for an illuminated Persian manuscript. The original lacquer work design was created with delicate layers of paint, a coating of shellac that was carefully sanded to a shine, and subtle applications of gold leaf. Our reproduction is embellished with eye-catching iridescent highlights. Raised embossing adds dimensional detail. Matching spine treatment. Gilded-gold edging catches the light as you turn each page. Inside, crisp writing pages provide plenty of space for personal reflections, sketching, or recording favorite quotations or poems. The paper is acid-free and of archival quality. Light gray lines subtly guide your writing. A ribbon bookmark keeps your place.