Women Hold Up Half the Sky

box: 5 x 23 x 3 in.
book: 2.25 x 9 x 0.5 in.


Single edition book with ancient Chinese proverbs and advice given to women by women. The paper is handmade with cotton rag, gold leaf and Chinese silk scarves. The book is bound between handmade wooden covers with hemp cord and wooden beads in the tradition of palm leaf binding. The wooden casing is handmade. The box lid is a panel from an old Chinese shutter.