This sleek and elegant classical bamboo notebook we call SHANG is inspired by the traditional bamboo slips (slats) that were used as the main medium for writing thousands of years ago, before the invention of paper. The many slips were then strung together to make a folding book.
Luckily due to the bamboo, being so durable and indestructible, many bamboo books were found and could be preserved and many writings are still til this day being interpreted and translated, exposing many interesting facts about the period of the Warring States (500 BC)
The Chinese word for this bamboo book is:
简牍 (jiǎndú) - the bamboo radical on the top of the first character signifying that it's made of bamboo.
The bamboo slats are cut from local sustainable bamboo in Vietnam, then woven together using string to encase the actual notebook paper.
The notebook paper is half blank and half lined paper. It also comes with an elastic band to keep it together and a tussle which add elegance to the notebook. It comes with an eco-friendly draw string jute bag.
Dimensions: 14cm tall x 23cm long x 3cm thick
The name SHANG is inspired by the Shang period (1250 BC) when these bamboo slips were being widely used for writing on.