A round hole mended with silk threads. In a century book. From an article in the Uppsala University Library's website. Wow - the mend is really old even though at first glance it looks like some modern arty 'altered book' thing!
Halloween Stabbed, cut and stitched back together You are looking at medieval parchment - animal skin - that was stabbed, cut and stitched up. Preparing animal skin, the first step in producing a medieval book, was challenging. The parchment.