Iyoba Idia (Refillable) Fine Leather Journal (Brown/Size A5)



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A classic-styled leather A5-sized “refillable” journal crafted and bound in fine soft calfskin.  This journal is finished with plain or lined acid-free, ivory paper from Florence - ideal for writing or drawing.  The pad can come in either plain or lined paper (interchangeable).  Please note that the journal is refillable.  When the journal pages are full you can order a new paper refill (approx. £10).   The leather cover is yours for life.  Buy once. Keep forever.

The brown leather finish provides a distinctive rustic vintage look and feel. These journals are hand-made in small batches. 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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