British Museum to sell jewels by Sima Vaziry

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Museum impressed by Afghan and Persian inspired jewellery collections.

Jewellery designer Sima Vaziry is to have her Afghan and Persian inspired jewellery sold through the British Museum, after her work featured during this year’s Afghanistan exhibition.

Vaziry’s jewellery was originally featured in the museum shop earlier this year as part of the Afghanistan exhibition. The museum chose 20 pieces of her jewellery to sell during the exhibition as Vaziry, who originates from Iran, creates pieces inspired by calligraphy, architecture and textiles native to Aghanistan and Iran.

Her jewellery became some of the shop’s bestselling items, and are now set to return as part of the store’s core range of jewellery items. It will be sold through the Grenville Shop at the British Museum and via the museum’s online shop.

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Vaziry moved from Iran to Britain in 1978 and says she spoke very little English, so studied design and found she was able to communicate once again.

Her jewellery collections aim to encourage positive feelings towards the Middle East and feedback has already been very positive.

"Sima Vaziry has created beautifully designed Afghan inspired jewellery which highlight, renew, and promote the rich cultural heritage of Afghanistan," said Homayoun Tandar, the Afghan Ambassador in London.

 

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