“I vow to make excuses when you humiliate me in public
to forsake my friends and family when you isolate me
to value myself less when you belittle me.
I vow to blame myself when you hit me
And to fear for my safety and the safety of my children
Till death do us part.”
I am Durga & Kali.
Love, Respect & Protect me.
Or else I will.
This collection is an empowering stand against domestic violence, which permeates through social, economic, professional, religious boundaries
Our concept note above outlines the physical, sexual, psychological nature and definition of domestic violence, and alongside upholds the three pillars on which a marriage stands- Love, respect and protecting each other. It also reminds the women (and warns men) that they have the power of the goddesses Durga and Kali, and can stand up against violence and protect themselves.
Some strong motifs that invoke the power of the goddesses are swords, knives and the trishul, weapons of the goddesses themselves, all intricately worked, beautiful and grand like wedding jewels traditionally given to a bride, and yet, symbols of empowerment. The underlying message is also to the families that their daughter’s trousseau must be strength, support and knowledge, and not just gold.
Traditionally, a Kirpan is a a small sword worn on the body as a religious symbol for the Sikhs - a warrior race that originated to protect oppressed communities from the Mughal rule in India. We chose to use this symbol of protection, as a neckpiece,to portray our stand against Domestic Violence. A piece that must inspire every woman to Love,Respect & Protect herself even if someone else doesn't.
Made to Order only and shipped within 14 working days.
Comes gift-wrapped in a branded silver cloth pouch and pillow box.
Kirpan: 16 cm x 16 cm
2 Options for chain length :
a). Single thick chain with multiple loops at varying lengths (as shown in picture).
b). Multiple chains to be worn at different lengths by tying a knot (as shown in the last picture).
100% Handcrafted by Master Craftsmen in India, with intricate fretwork on Brass with 22 Karat Gold Plating.
Can be worn at several lengths.
Two chain options as in the pictures, please let us know which you prefer in your order!
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