SCA Vigil Book with Historically Accurate Pierced Parchment Binding




Historically accurate reproduction blank book, perfect for SCA vigils, peerage elevations, or living history reenactment events where historical accuracy is important.  This blank book is bound as a semi-limp parchment binding, in which several materials are combined to create the covers. 

The pages are first sewn onto alum-tawed leather thongs, which are then laced through the red dyed parchment wrapper. The covers are made of three layers: a paper stiffener, off-white fabric, and dyed parchment. The parchment is punched in a decorative pattern to reveal ivory fabric underneath. Alum-tawed leather ties keep the book closed. 

This style of binding, unlike other parchment bindings, was used by upper-class patrons. It is appropriate for 15th and 16th centuries, across Europe.


Dyed red goatskin parchment, white linen fabric or other fabric of your choice, alum-tawed leather thongs, white linen thread, and blank off-white paper pages. Dimensions: 6.5 x 4.75 inches. 192 blank pages.

Production time

Your vigil book should be ready to ship within approximately 7-10 days.

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