The Lotus Collection Book of Days
This exquisite hard-bound volume is a Book of Days with a handy 4-year calendar attached to its ribbon bookmark. It is richly illustrated with captioned photographs to its ribbon bookmark. It is richly illustrated with captioned photographs of antique Asian textiles from The Lotus Collection of San Francisco, an internationally renowed gallery of antique textiles and tapestries. Also featured are written selections from The Story of the Stone, an enchanting historical novel which reflects family life in 18th-century China.
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