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Monday, 20 May 2013


Viking's ( TV Series )   


Volume used in Viking Series made by Mucros Bookbinding

 In June of last year we were approached by Ashford Studio's the producers of Vikings, the New TV series filmed in Wicklow.
We produced a replica 8th century illuminated manuscript for the series.
Handbound in leather and using oak boards from a fallen Oak in the National Park, Killarney.
The series is set in the 8th century, it portrays Ragnar as a Viking farmer who pioneers the first daring raid into Britain with the support of fellow warriors.

The book will deteriorate a lot throughout the different episodes of the series so we had to produce seven repeats of the prop itself. These volumes were then aged to represent the longevity of the volume.
Having hand sewn the pages we attached Irish Linen hinges on the endpapers. These were then pasted back on to the Oak boards, and left exposed. We used Oak boards aged over 30 years as was in keeping with the binding style of the period.

The leather cover is overlaid with a decorative   metal intricate cross, and a foredge clasp. The images here were taken before the book was distressed by the set designers.
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