This is a really interesting piece. It's an antique, 1911, Japanese business ledger. Rustic, unique and very different. It is hand made, hand bound and had written and used for recording business activity.
Dimensions: 10.5 cm (w) x 28 cm (h) approx 2.5 cm deep
Pages are still bound with string probaby hemp rope - allows the piece to be hung. The journal is only a quarter complete and appears to have been made using printed WASHI (Japanese paper). This is a unique social record of time; it is worn due to use but in remarkably good condition given that it was a daily working book.
Here is some interesting information the paper, said to last 1000 years.
Very rare. Only one available.
The ledger, called DAIFUKU CHO were often strung together and tied with a long cord so that in the event of a fire, which was a common occurrence, they could be flung into the nearby well and later retrieved without damage to the paper or ink. The paper, once it dries, returns to its original state.
This is an extremely interesting piece of wall art or could be left casually on a sideboard adding interest.