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  • Creative bookbinding workshop

    April 19, 20236:00 p.m.
    Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). 6:00 p.m. 4 euros for the general public at the headquarters.
    3 euros: tickets purchased online, the officially unemployed, Casa Árabe Language Center students and Youth Card holders. Tickets sold on our website or at Casa Árabe’s headquarters in Cordoba (in cash or by credit card).
    In Spanish.
    As part of the our Ramadan 2023 activities schedule, and on a date very close to Book Day, we will be delving into the exciting world of bookbinding on Wednesday, April 19. Sign up now so you don’t miss out!
    Medieval Arab historians used various terms to refer to the invention of bookbinding, which was originally created to replace the use of papyrus and parchment.

    Paper production can be documented in Al-Andalus as far back as the tenth century, and its use soon spread among the elites. Although white was the most commonly used color, medieval craftsmen also produced paper in different colors, so that monarchs could send letters in those which represented their state or banner, in a flair of distinctive symbolism.

    On this occasion, because the workshop is coinciding with Ramadan festivities, and the month of the year traditionally dedicated to books, we will be creating a special book binding.