Carousel books are made with multiple accordion layers of progressively shorter lengths, adding the illusion of space in each vignette. The background on this book is hand painted with complementary stitching that travels the entire length of the book. Each vignette was hand cut using an X-Acto® to create silhouettes of monsters, spiders and their webs, and spooky graveyard scenes. The book folds compactly and can kept tightly closed by tying together the ribbons on either side.
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