The Irrawaddy Brass Collection
This collection was born on the banks of the Irrawaddy, the great river which runs down the middle of Burma. It is deeply, proudly Burmese.
It references the candlelight which flickers across Burma's towns and villages at night. It harnesses the shape of the monks' alms bowls which pad down the streets every morning. It is made from a material which crosses all parts of Burma's culture, from ornate Buddhist decorations, to the rings worn by women of many ethnic groups around their necks, knees and ankles, and to the gongs, bells and instruments which have long chimed the country's soundtrack.
And most loudly, perhaps, it sings of the golden light which streams through the leaves every evening, the golden hour which bathes the country in a warm shimmer. Of the golden pagodas which dot the landscape like gilded iced gems. Of the glistening gold leaf sold on every street corner to daily worshipers on their way to pray.