[ Healer ]
“Sometimes, in order to bring a woman closer to this nature, I ask her to keep a garden. Let this be a psychic one or one with mud, dirt, green, and all the things that surround and help and assail. Let it represent the wild psyche. The garden is a concrete connection to life and death. You could even say there is a religion of garden, for it teaches profound psychological and spiritual lessons. Whatever can happen to a garden can happen to soul and psyche — too much water, too little water, infestations, heat, storm, flood, invasion, miracles, dying back, coming back, boon, healing, blossoming, bounty, beauty.”
- Quote from Women Who Run With the Wolves
AMAL means Hope in Arabic and the word is also used in Malay to refer to Charity. This collection was done during a very challenging time for a lot of people, being away from their hometown and family during the lockdown, longing for physical human connections. The abstract shapes are evocative of Terengganu and of feeling 'at home'. They are named after traits or actions that inspire Hope, which at the same time are also associated with acts of Charity towards oneself.
The brooch is made of brass with stainless steel pin in 18 karat yellow gold plating. This limited collection is a collaboration with the artist Ashraf Ishak to raise funds for charity. You will receive an original artwork together with the jewellery for each purchase. Only 2 brooches available.
Half of the proceeds from this collection will go to :
Befrienders for suicide prevention
The Lost Food Project for zero waste / fighting hunger and climate change by tackling food waste
Yellow House for training / education to empower and improve lives to be more sustainable for homeless people, urban poor and refugee communities
Buddy Bear.Human Kind, for providing support to children and teens who are experiencing emotional distress
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