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Escape and Evade Silk Map Notebook with plain paper handmade by Home Front Vintage
This A6 sized notebook comes covered with a vintage map. Each book is unique depending on the map used and is the perfect gift for geographers; or list makers! In the spirit of recycling, the cover is removable, so when the book has been filled with thoughts, dreams, sketches or shopping lists you can slip it onto a new notebook.
The plain paper sketchbook is finished with red ribbon and a vintage button covered with our choice of map. As no two maps are the same, the map design on your notebook may differ from that shown in the photographs.
A lined paper notebook finished with a black elastic closure is also available. Sold separately.
Sara Jane of Home Front Vintage rescues damaged silk ‘escape and evasion’ maps and remakes them into artworks, homewares and accessories for people who value British heritage and provenance. All the work is made from genuine issue silk maps from WW2 to the 1950s Cold War period, preserving the integrity and history of the maps but making them relevant to today so that their story will survive.
During WW2 the military had maps printed onto silk as it doesn’t degrade in water and can be folded up very small to be concealed inside the lining of a uniform or the hollowed out heel of a flying boot. The maps were issued to the military throughout WW2 and beyond; helping our troops find their way home.