[ Cry / Tears ]
“Ignorance is not knowing anything and being attracted to the good. Innocence is knowing everything, and still being attracted to the good.
Tears carry creative power. In mythos, the giving of tears causes immense
creation and heartfelt reunion. In herbal folklore, tears are used as a binder, to secure elements, unite ideas, join souls. In fairy tales, when tears
are thrown, they frighten away robbers and cause rivers to flood. When sprinkled, they call the spirits. When poured onto the body, they heal lacerations and restore sight. When touched, they cause conception.
In fairy tales, tears change people, remind them of what is important, and save their very souls. Only a hardness of heart inhibits weeping and union. There’s a saying I translated from the Sufi long ago, a prayer really, asking God to break one’s heart: Shatter my heart so a new room can be created for a Limitless Love.”
- 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 earrings are made of brass with sterling silver backs 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 pairs 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
The items' shape and finish will vary subtly from images on this website and the items' colour may slightly vary due to photographic lighting sources or your monitor settings.