The Shield Knot is an ancient Celtic symbol of protection. This knot was placed near ill people or on battle shields for warding off the evil spirits or any other danger. It can be made in several designs, but its uniqueness lies in its four distinct corners. A Shield Knot is usually shaped as a square or appears to be a square within a circle. Besides being a part of the ancient Celtic culture, the Shield Knot is believed to have been used by several other cultures also for invoking the protective power of the Gods. This unique handmade diary offers you a chance to jot down your thoughts and ideas. This leather diary offers 220 pages (counted both sides) soft 100 g/m2 decledged ivory color pages. The design on the front is Celtic Shield Knot and the back features a circular round design. The outside is genuine brown leather an embossed border on the front, sides, and back. The pages are held together with brown sting which offers a unique design X design on the outside. When you are finish, simply close the flap and lock your thoughts up tightly inside with the antiqued closure. The paper used in this leather journal contains handmade 'khadda paper', made from recycled cotton also known as 'kaddi' or 'khaddi' that has been left over from the massive garment industry in India. They are handmade and don't contain any chemicals as we only use unbleached cotton.