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SYMBOLS OF LOVE - OUR TOP GIFT IDEAS

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SYMBOLS OF LOVE - OUR TOP GIFT IDEAS

Summer, the ultimate season of love is here! With weddings, engagements, romantic getaways, new romances and decorating of love nests there is always a need to find the perfect gift for someone in your life.

We have put together a list of gift ideas for you, perfect for special occasions of love, whether it’s for someone close to you, an acquaintance or for yourself.

Each piece is artisan crafted as per ancient techniques and each has an intriguing story which comes printed out inside a beautiful envelope.

As our valued blog reader you will receive 20% off our whole assortment at kirschon.com by inserting the code: TWENTYOFF at the checkout. 

 

SYMBOLS OF LOVE AND WEALTH - SHELL NECKLACES FROM PAPUA

These beautiful necklaces come from Papua and are handmade with shells and a natural fibre.
The shells represent prosperity and is often used during wedding ceremonies, believed to bring emotional and financial wealth to the couple.

Shell necklaces have since ancient times been worn by the people of Papua to enhance the body as well as marking status and achievements. With the shell’s strong mythological importance they were considered to be the links between the human and the spiritual world, bringing fertility and well-being.

110 Euro at www.kirschon.com

 

140 Euro at www.kirschon.com

 

  

A SYMBOL OF LOVE AND SPIRITUALITY -  HORSE BETEL NUT CUTTER

This horse betel nut cutter comes from Borneo in Indonesia and was made in the beginning to mid 1900s. In Indonesia the horse is a symbol of spirituality while the betelnut is connected to rites of love. 

325 Euro at www.kirschon.com

 

SYMBOLS OF LOVE  -  DRAGON BETEL NUT CUTTERS

These dragon betel nut cutters come from Borneo in Indonesia and were made in the beginning to mid 1900s. In Indonesia the dragon is a symbol of love and protection  while the betel nut is connected to rites of love. You can read their intriguing stories clicking on the images!

400 Euro at www.kirschon.com

 

400 Euro at www.kirschon.com

 

A SYMBOL OF LOVE AND PROSPERITY -  DOWRY STONES

These statues from Papua are hand carved in black river stone, shaped like coins to symbolise prosperity. Statues like these were used in marriage proposals since the people of Papua believed that the marriage will be as sturdy as the stone they used as the dowry.

Small: 160 Euro, Large: 190 Euro at www.kirschon.com

 

A SYMBOL OF FERTILITY -  KODAK KODAK

These sculptures are handmade in clay and come from Sumba in Indonesia. The frog has since ancient times been worshipped as a symbol of fertility and harmony, connected to feminine and masculine energies and the power of water. 

80 Euro/Piece at www.kirschon.com

  

SYMBOLS OF ETERNAL LOVE - FRAMES WITH WEDDING BANGLES

These framed bangles come from Bali in Indonesia. They are made in brass, set with colored glass beads and decorated with rich motifs recalling Balinese temple carvings. For centuries bangles like these have been worn by brides during wedding ceremonies as a symbol of eternal love and prosperity. As part of a family's heirlooms they are passed along from generation to generation.

220 Euro/piece at www.kirschon.com

 

A SYMBOL OF FERTILITY - FRAME WITH MAMULI EARRING

Handmade in brass this earring derives from Sumba in Indonesia, known as a magic fertility amulet. It comes encapsulated inside a beautiful wooden frame. The Mamuli have since ancient times been worn on ceremonial occasions, thought to have an incredibly powerful supernatural potency. They are part of a family's heirlooms, believed to gain ancestral powers as they are passed along from generation to generation.

180 Euro at www.kirschon.com

 

A SYMBOL OF THE PERFECT UNION - FRAME WITH DURI DURI

This earring is handmade in brass and comes from Sumatra in Indonesia, encapsulated inside a beautiful wooden frame. Since ancient times earrings like these have been worn by either men or women of the Toba Batak people as a symbol of fertility and of the unisex. Duri-duri means thorns, describing the pronged phallic shapes in the earring while the omega form takes on the symbolism of the female sex. Combined they represent the perfect union of the sexes.

180 Euro at www.kirschon.com

 

A SYMBOL OF PASSION - FRAME WITH SNUFF BOTTLE

 

Snuff bottles were used in the Chinese Qing Dynasty from the mid 1600s until the beginning of the 19th century.
They were made to hold powdered tobacco which was inhaled through the nose. 
This particular bottle is hand carved in Buffalo Bone and engraved with Kamasutra motifs. Currently there are 24 different motifs available!

180 euro/piece at www.kirschon.com

  

 

We wish you a wonderful summer and lots of love!