Vintage Cambodian Accordion

I found this vintage accordion book in an antique store in Saigon years ago.  I'm told it is a Camodian book of tales mixing Hindu and Buddhist stories.  It appears to be a sort of "primer" book....as if someone was learning to illustrate.  There are these beautiful traced lines and, while some of it is drawn gracefully and confidently, some of it appears a bit clumsy, with erasure marks and a sort of titanium "white-out" applied. 
I love it for all its flaws and grace. 
The calligraphy is amazing....I'm told it is Khmer.
I've never measured the length unfolded but it's about 15" in height and I would guess it might unfold to nearly 12' in length.


Artist Book Collection

I was asked to contribute some images to a talk on collecting artists books as a part of a group Book Arts show at Illahee Gallery.  Always good to work through a deadline. In doing this I ended up unearthing books I hadn't seen in years and now have out and enriching the my spaces in my studio and  home.