Our top 9 gift ideas for Valentines Day

There is nothing more prescious than loving someone and them loving you back.
This valentines day is the perfect occasion for you to celebrate your love with a unique gift that will surprise and delight.
To help you pick the perfect piece we have put together a collection of timeless symbols of Love, to be kept and cherished forever. 

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

These statues from Papua are hand carved out of black riverstone and shaped like coins to symbolise prosperity.
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.
 
They come complete with blackened metal stands and their story printed out for you inside a beautiful envelope.
 
 

ANTIQUE HORSE BETEL NUT CUTTER 

A SYMBOL OF SPIRITUAL AWAKENING AND LOVE

This cutter in bronze comes from the island of Borneo in Indonesia and was made in the beginning to mid 1900’s.
The horse is believed to give you the power and endurance you need to facilitate a spiritual awakening.
Betel nut cutters have been used for thousands of years through out South East Asia. The decorative motifs of the cutters vary, depending on which country and area they derive from.
Betel nuts and leafs have been important symbols of love and marriage,
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 betel nut represents the male principle while the betel leaf the female.
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.
Held in high esteem and very much a cultural tradition, royalty had servants carry trays and would offer guests betel nuts and betel nut leaves as one would offer a drink. Still today it is one of the most popular psychoactive substances in the world, producing a sense of well-being, euphoria and warm sensation of the body.
325 Euro, complete with it's black metal stand and it's story printed out for you inside a beautiful envelope
 

HAND CARVED WOODEN HORSE STATUE 

A SYMBOL OF DIVINE PROSPERITY AND LOVE

This wooden horse statue is carved by hand and comes from the island of Sumba in Indonesia.
In Sumba horses are considered to almost be at the same level as the ancestors who rule the universe.
Horses are used for many purposes: as the most important dowry in wedding rituals and as offerings during funeral ceremonies, allowing the dead to ride to its ancestors in the afterlife.
The amount of horses a family has represent it’s social status.
 
275 Euro, complete with it's black metal stand and it's story printed out for you inside a beautiful envelope
 

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.

175 EURO

 

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.

145 Euro

 

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:

  • It's Description
  • A fact sheet about how to clean and care for Petrified Wood (click Here to read) 
  • A list of interesting facts and beliefs about Petrified Wood (click Here to read).
  • All printed out and delivered inside a beautiful envelope 
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    110 Euro

     

    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! 

     

    For any requests or inquiries please don't hesitate to contact us at:

    info@kirschon.com or by phone at: tel +39 331 9632422  or +39 031 4491459

    You can find our collection at kirschon.com and in our Showroom in Como, Italy in Via Borgo Vico 54.

     

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