ASHKTUM exemplifies the great cultural significance of the Mughal Empire which lasted from the 16th to the mid-19th century. Headragon brings out the cultural elements of the jewellery by shedding light on the lesser known love story behind Taj Mahal, one of the World’s Seven Wonders, narrating the tale between the fifth generation emperor Shah Jahan and the empress Mutaz Mahal.

The Story of ASHKTUM

There are kinds of pain in the world that hurt you to your core, and there is the pain of ‘loneliness’ that sucks out life from everything including your own self and make you tend to be life-eccentric and longing to leave it. A lot of us do get lost, searching for a way out but finding none but more of them.

He started at her, knowing with certainty that he was falling in love. He pulled her close and kissed her beneath blanket of stars, wondering how on earth he’d been lucky enough to find her.

The minute I heart my first love story, I start looking for you, not knowing how blind that was lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all long.

“For whatever we lose(like you and me),it’s always our love we find in the sea” King Said.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.

set your demons free, i would without flinching, just so you could be with me.

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Not all wishes that come true materialize the way we wanted. So we need to do make more mathematically wishes?

Love is what this world needs and you were placed here to give that love out. So stop putting that heart in a cage and let it spread its wings and soar high.

She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum.

Although the Mughal Empire was situated in India, the collection incorporates strong traces of Chinese culture as the empire was established by the descendants of Genghis Khan and Timur.

 

With Islam being the royal religion, Islamic features dominated royal arts in the empire. Headragon employs jewellery carving as the main theme, a defining feature of the Islamic arts. These carvings are largely the combinations of geometric patterns or plants and flowers most popular amongst the royalty.

 

With meticulously handmade carvings, Headragon instills a unique concept: “every carving is representative of an experience shared by Shah Jahan and Mutaz Mahal, and they all accumulate to form a complete pattern.” “I love you” in Taj’s native language, “ASHKTUM” is hence used to name the Jewellery series.

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