Jot down your next big idea in our Afua Rok Notebooks. Handcrafted in London, each journal is covered in vibrant Ankara fabrics— a traditional wax resist dyed cotton textile that is emblematic of sub-Saharan Africa. Also known as Holland wax print, Ankara actually has roots in batik— an ancient resist-dye technique that uses wax, starch or mud to block out dye, creating intricate motifs. A process nearly as old as history itself, batik was perfected in Indonesia, where it was introduced to Dutch colonizers who brought it to Ghana in the 19th century. There, local artisans put their own spin on the practice, incorporating bright, vivid hues and tribal-inspired patterns to create Ankara, which quickly gained enduring popularity across the continent. Our Afua Rok Notebooks pair these colorful cloths with blank unlined pages and a simple leather bookmark decorated with a single wooden bead. Handcrafted exclusively for Jayson Home from one-of-a-kind fabrics, each one is as unique as every journal entry.
•covered in African Ankara textiles
•blank unlined pages
•genuine leather bookmark
•wooden bead detail
•handmade in London exclusively for Jayson Home
•small: 4.25"W x .5"D x 6"H
•large: 6"W x .5"D x 8.5"H