These stylish cufflinks are inspired by the square gold bracteates from the Tillya Tepe collection. The calligraphy is inspired by the following poem by Hafez, a Persian poet widely admired in Afghanistan:
Lost Joseph (From Persian)"Your lost Joseph will return to Canaan, do not grieveThis house of sorrows will become a garden, do not grieveOh grieving heart, you will mend do not despairThis frenzied mind will return to calm, do not grieveWhen the spring of life again sets in the meadowsA crown of flowers you will bear, singing bird, do not grieveIf these turning epochs do not move with our will todayThe spheres of time are not constant, do not grieveLose hope not, for awareness cannot perceive the concealedBehind the curtains hidden scenes play, do not grieveOh heart, should a flood of destruction engulf the worldIf Noah is at your helm, do not grieveAs you step through the desert in desire of Ka’abaThe thorns may reproach you, do not grieveHome may be perilous and destination out of reachBut there are no paths without an end, do not grieveOur state in separation from friends and with demands of foesThe divine who turns circumstance knows all, do not grieve"
Designed and handmade in London by Sima Vaziry
24ct gold plating on silver
1.7cm in length and 1.5 cm in width
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