All are available in our Como Showroom in via Borgo Vico 54 and at kirschon.com
HAND CARVED RIVERSTONE DOWRY GIFTS
SYMBOLS OF PROSPERITY AND LOVE
Dowry gifts like these were used in marriage proposals since the people of Papua believed that the marriage would be as sturdy as the stone they used as the dowry.
ANTIQUE HORSE BETEL NUT CUTTER
A SYMBOL OF SPIRITUAL AWAKENING AND LOVE
The horse is believed to give you the power and endurance you need to facilitate a spiritual awakening.
surrounded by myths and magic for more than 2000 years.
Both the nuts and the leafs have until present day been used in religious and animistic ceremonies, many related to rites of passage - especially betrothal and marriage.
The leaf is believed to be an aphrodisiac.
Betel nut or quid chewing has also played an important role in social customs,
tearing down cultural barriers, striking up conversations, making friendship and bringing peace.
HAND CARVED WOODEN HORSE STATUE
A SYMBOL OF DIVINE PROSPERITY AND LOVE
In Sumba horses are considered to almost be at the same level as the ancestors who rule the universe.
TRIBAL SHELL NECKLACES
SYMBOLS OF WEALTH AND LOVE
These beautiful necklaces come from Papua and are handmade with shells and a natural fibre.
The shells represent prosperity and are 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.
In the past, shells travelled on long pathways through the Asian Pacific, used as exchange items or currency
and for creating ties and relationships between people.
They come complete with their black metal stands and their stories printed out for you inside a beautiful envelope.
FRAME WITH WEDDING BANGLE
A SYMBOL OF ETERNAL LOVE
This handmade bracelet comes from the beautiful island of Bali in Indonesia. It is made out of brass, set with colored glass beads and decorated with rich motifs recalling the exquisite Balinese temple carvings.
It's encapsulated inside a black and gold colored wooden frame with a white fabric base and cream colored passe-partout.
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.
The frame comes complete with its story printed out for you inside a beautiful envelope.
FRAME WITH HAND CARVED SNUFF BOTTLE FROM CHINA, ENGRAVED WITH KAMASUTRA MOTIF
A SYMBOL OF PASSION
This snuff bottle from China is hand carved in Buffalo Bone and engraved with a Kamasutra motif. It's encapsulated inside a black and gold colored wooden frame with a white fabric base and cream colored passe-partout.
The Kamasutra positions on the bottles vary from bottle to bottle and when you order you will receive one of the intriguing motifs.
Snuff bottles were used in the Chinese Qing Dynasty
from the mid 1600’s until the beginning of the 19th century.
They were made to hold powdered tobacco which was inhaled through the nose.
For the first hundred years from the 1600's tobacco was very expensive in China so taking snuff was an exclusive habit which started in the imperial court,
only accessible to the upper part of the imperial family and the most influential people.
A man would bring out his bottle when he was with other men and offer them some snuff. This was not only a way of sharing but also a way of showing off his beautiful bottle.
It wasn’t until the 19th century that snuff tobacco and bottles were accessible to the general population.
The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian text, a synonym for creative sexual positions as well as the philosophy and theory of love, what triggers desire and what sustains it.
It comes complete with its story printed out for you inside a beautiful envelope.
PETRIFIED WOOD ASHTRAY
This beautiful piece of petrified wood comes from Indonesia and is between 5 - 25 million years old. Over time the material transformed from wood into stone,
making it incredibly resistant and strong.
Since each piece is unique the shapes and color layout changes slightly between each piece. The ashtray you receive will be within this color palette and have a similar organic shape.
Dimensions: ca 15 x 15cm diameter by 4cm height
It’s a unique piece, handpicked for you with the best quality of petrified wood and comes complete with:
We hope you have found things that inspire you and are sure you will make the person you love really happy and moved by any of these special pieces!