In the recessed skewer binding, one bamboo skewer rests in the valley fold of the signature pages. Another skewer is on the outside of the spine. String, thread or ribbon goes from the outside, through a hole in the cover and into the center of the signature, wraps around the inner skewer then comes back out the same hole and ties around the outer skewer, securing the binding. The spiral wrap on the outer skewers of this book is merely decorative. It's not part of the stitching. The texture of this journal is just yummy, both inside and out.
This handbound bok measures approx. 8 1/2" x 6" Each of the two signatures has four sheets making eight pages in each half (16 counting both sides).