Kristin Alana Baum

Iowa City, Iowa

The Book of Millie-Ba

Artist Book

Modern Coptic binding symbolizing ancient Egyptian/Coptic concept of Ba (soul-bird) and use of indigo dye during death rituals. Light blue goatskin, tooled and stitched around cutwork backed with indigo painted leather. Text of indigo dyed papyrus and abaca paper. Deer bone peg clasps.
3-3/8 x 4-1/8 x 1-5/8"

KRISTIN ALANA BAUM is Assistant Conservator at the University of Iowa Libraries and a student in the UI Center for the Book.

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