Inspired by poet Saib-e-Tabrizi who wrote about the beauty of Kabul, with words still recited in the Afghan capital today:
"Oh, the beautiful city of Kabul wears a rugged mountain skirt,
And The Rose is jealous of its lash-like thorns.
The dust of Kabul’s blowing soil smarts lightly in my eyes,
But I love her, for knowledge and love both come from her dust."
Materials: Lapis lazuli, with a gold-plated brass body. Lead & nickel free.
Dimensions: 1.2 cm.
Please keep in a dry and cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight. To polish your artisan's craft, use a wedge of lemon, and polish along the tarnished surface with a small cotton towel.
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For this Afghan artisan, his favourite part of the jewellery making process is in the initial designing and planning. What motivates him is making beautiful pieces and the pride he has in creating job opportunities for other Afghans, which, in turn, is making a small contribution to the growth of Afghanistan’s craft sector.
About the Collection
Ode to Kabul
An ode to the city of Kabul. This 12-piece collection pays homage to the vibrant markets and bazaars, as well as the golden sun that shines high over the city.
Inspired by the lyrical poetry of Persian master Saib-e-Tabrizi, whose eloquent words captured the beauty and wonder of Kabul. Each piece has been made in partnership with our non-profit partner, Turquoise Mountain, in Afghanistan.
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Made slow, to last long.
Craftsmanship with a story.