Iyoba Idia A5 Notebook

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A practical and unique A5 Blank Journal (200 pages /100 leaves), 80gsm off-white paper). Size 210 x 148 mm or 8.27 x 5.83 inches.  The notebook has a matt-laminated finished cover with a vintage style appearance. A great item for those who appreciate African history & culture.

About the Image: This journal features the iconic image of a 16th century ivory pendent mask of the likeness of Iyoba Idia (Queen Mother) from the ancient Kingdom of Benin (now in modern day Nigeria).   The mask is one of the most recognisable African images.

Iyoba Idia was of the Edo people. She was a warrior, protector, and a political & spiritual guide who fought for her son, Osegie, to claim the title of Oba of the Kingdom of Benin (c1504 to c1550). Her power and influence were such that she has been referred to as the ‘Hidden Oba’. She represents a timeless example of a leader.

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