[ Breathe ]
"The word pneuma (breath) shares its origins with the word psyche, they are both considered words for soul. So when there is song in a tale or mythos, we know that the gods are being called upon to breathe their wisdom and power into the matter at hand. We know then that the forces are at work in the spirit world, busy crafting soul.
So the singing of song and using the heart as drum are both mystical acts awakening layers of the psyche not much used or seen. The breath or pneuma flowing over us shakes open certain apertures, rouses certain otherwise inaccessible faculties. We cannot say for each person what will be sung up, drummed up, because these open such odd and unusual apertures in the human who participates thusly. However, one can be assured that whatever is enacted will be numinous and arresting."
- 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 cuff is made of brass 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 1 cuff 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.