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Matryoshka Books by Maylar Matryoshka Books by Maylar
Named after famous Russian dolls, just because my friend mentioned they remind him on it :)
Materials used are classic bookbinding materials, cardboard, paper and textile (and of course glue). There's no text or print in any of them, as I currently don't have any magnification tool strong enough for writing such small paper (especially the last one).
These books are small, with sizes (in centimeters and millimeters):
Biggest:
2cm x 2.2cm (1.8cm covers width, 2mm spine width in frontal look)
Middle:
7.5mm x 9mm (6mm covers width and 1.5mm spine width in frontal look)
Smallest:
3mm x 4mm (2mm covers width, 1mm spine width in frontal look)
The last one is for sure one of the smallest hand binded books on the world...and it's binded in classic fashion, with classic materials...all who like and understand microbinding, know what I'm talking off and why.
And I'm pretty certain, it's "the smallest" world notebook, as nothing is printed inside ;) )
Please, download for full (and best) view :)

UPDT:
Big "thanks" to =simoneyvette fors suggesting it for DD and ^Kitten-of-Woe for featuring it.
Also a big, big “thank you” to all who faved or commented this ^-^
I will try to say thanks for all favs (unorthodox in this cases, I know, but feels right) and reply to any question or similar in comments, but will take time…so if I didn’t said ”thanks” on your page yet, don’t think I forgot…just didn’t get to your gallery yet;)
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Given 2009-07-07
Matryoshka Books by *Maylar. These books measure from 2cm x 2.2cm (13/16" x 7/8") for the largest one to the tiniest one at only 3mm x 4mm (1/8" x 3/16")!! The suggester said, "*Maylar has used traditional book-binding skills to make possibly the smallest hand-crafted books in the world. Titled 'Matryoshka Books', they make the viewer think of the traditional Russian dolls that fit one inside of the other (and for some reason, I just wanted to play with them in a macro/micro dream world). I don't know how she has done it, but these tiny books are just amazing to see!" ( Suggested by simoneyvette and Featured by Kitten-of-Woe )
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Skye-Rhyder Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
How much for a micro one? :wow:
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
I've just sent you a note with infos :D
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Da-Vinch Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are just amazing. This is by far the smallest book I've ever seen. I'm new at this and made one with cigarette papers. Case binding, 16 signatures. copper detail in the cover. The work is fiddly but you are a master of detail. I bow humbly in your presence. Thank you for showing us what can be done with passion.
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skeegoedhart Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
wow amazing
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:iconmiajb:
Miajb Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
good
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D
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:iconbobtheclarinet:
bobtheclarinet Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOSH HOW THE HECK IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE? HOWHOWHOW? OH MY GOD! :D this is amazing work!
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha, thank you so much! Glad you like it. :D
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Ask-Nix-the-killer Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Dam u matryoshka books!
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SandiiaTBBT Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow!!!!! :O It's amazing!! :la: :la: :D
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SprinklesGirl Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I think this is the tiniest thing that has ever become a daily deviation XD
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mlatimerridley Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Writer
oh my gosh! Amazing, just amazing!! :wow:
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Haggis53 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Artist
Thats so cool! I want one, so I can use my microscope to look at it and write in it! :D
Of course, there's the problem of having a small enough tool to write with...
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BojanPapic Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cestitam na DD, ovaj rad je predstavljen u blogu: [link] grupe:
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Svaka cast! ;)
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jewelryandstuff Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So tiny! Amazing!!! :)
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
^^
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Kaleidoscopic365 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
I cant even begin to imagine how you do it,but amazing job
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D
Glad you like it, thank you so much!
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Kaleidoscopic365 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Loveloveloved it!!Though I cant even imagine-How much time actually went into these beauties?
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VeronicaIsaksson Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is so amazingly awesome done! Great work!
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HomieBear Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Very clever! I missed this when you got the DD but well-deserved for sure!
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Kare1bear Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Adorable :D
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pirateladyinmaine Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Thanks for the many faves.I just love this fascinating book you made! What a time consuming job for you.I am so glad you got a DD for it.My son has 3 I think now and I know how much it thrills him to get one! good luck on deviant.
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm more than glad you like it :) It is time consuming, making these, but also very fulfilling and since I have to jump between different branches of art, every now and then there's a new book coming out of it.
Heh, I have three DD's as well and your son is right...the thrill never ceases :)
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BikuRaiBaki Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
>///> this is INCREDIBLE!! in fact...i think i might gain toddler tendencies and try to put the tiny tiny one in my mouth...>.<
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Maylar Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hehe, I hope not :) But I'm more than glad you like it :D
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:iconhoydadi:
Hoydadi Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is awesome!
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Haha, thank you :)
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MyColourPalette Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Oh wow, this is so wonderful! How on earth do u do this? It's great!
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so, so much! :D
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agathethepower Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats amazing, but what r they for.
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Maylar Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
^^
Thanks, I glad you like them...and to answer your question, those and similar are mostly collection objects (doll houses, miniature collections and similar), something to be looked at. But also some people use them as pendants, key-chains and similar. I had customers who truly used theirs for notebooks too :)
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agathethepower Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow that's really cool :la:
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
^^
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Beanie33 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
awesome! they would make great keyrings lol :D
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Lol, some of people use them for it, yeah...I always offer to attach a small ring to it when I sell it and they can look cute as keyrings or pendants and similar...^^
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Beanie33 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
cool :D
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
^^
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adelinka99 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
so small, so cute :-)
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
^^
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happyhippee Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Wow these are so cool and they look really good :)
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much :)
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SoxWoman Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
you got some magic hands you know? ^^
how about making a tutorial how to bind a book :D
(if you bind them...maybe you use glue)
I'm still searching ...
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
I use both saddle stitch (sewn) and perfect bind (glued), depends of the book and sometimes some other ways :)

There's a tut about it in my gallery (in some bottom folder on the left side), it's a mix of binding styles and give good results. Feel free to use it :)

And thank you, very much ^^
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xuandaidalat2010 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
You open a class for ants and mosquitos?
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Lol...I might ;)
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Ellothere12 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Its so cute! I think you did great!
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Well, thanks so much :D
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Ellothere12 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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Weirdou Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, u made books for... idk... lil' elfs and ants :)
now try to make a pencil to write into those ;)
no, seriously - it's awesome (Y) ^^
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