Anaar Anaar Biya Ba Balinam
Anaar means pomegranate and we love pomegranates in Afghanistan! Pomegranates aren't just fruit. They symbolise fertility, growth, new beginnings, spring, beauty, the underworld, blood, and just Life, with a capital L. Pomegranates are used to celebrate all the joys of life, something that Afghanistan, even through its' tumultuous contemporary history of war, poverty and strife, seems to always able to enjoy: simply living.
I designed this with our ancestors in mind, using similar textures I've seen in jewellery from the Mughal dynasty. I wanted the seeds and the leaves to feel like something.
Also who grows the best pomegranates? We do! Rock this on your finger to remember where we came from: the land of the sweetest fruits, and one of the oldest civilisations in the world.
Anaar Anaar Bia Ba Balinam is a line from the famous Afghan folk song, Anaar Anaar; which means "pomegranate, pomegranate, come to me".
Available in size 6 and 7.
Stainless steel and 18k gold. Available in gold hardware or silver.
Dreamt up in Kabul.