The Manuscript Codex * Structure
TIEDOWNS

Although the primary endband sewing is made with a single thread, its passage through the sequence of gatherings in the textblock creates an array of thread segments lying in parallel across the endband core that appear to be independent of each other. Each of these segments of the primary endband sewing thread is a tiedown. The total array of tiedowns establishes a warp through which the secondary endband is woven.
 
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UBL Or. 17.143

 

 

AUTHORS: PAUL HEPWORTH AND KARIN SCHEPER