5 Facts About Pemanagpo
Pemanagpo (པདྨ་ནག་པོ།) is a Tibetan word, in fact it is two Tibetan words. Pema (པདྨ།) is "lotus" and "Nagpo" (ནག་པོ།) is black. Lotus is a sacred Tibetan symbol for primordial wisdom and empty nature of reality.
1. Our work is 90% hand-made
2. We are interested
From alloy to the finihing, plating and polishing, our jewllery is purely hand-made, excluding chains, small findings and rare details. Each piece is being born with love, every stone is carefully picked from hundreds. All the Pemanagpo creations have their names, history and "passport". We create our jewellery either as a single piece or a very limited edition. That's why if you're concerned about how your particular piece and stone would look like, please feel free to contact us. Please note that a hand-made polishing is very different from the machine polishing, that's why slight unevenness is normal.
We are interested in who you are and who we are. We're interested how the world around and inside all of us is created. We're interested how and why we choose our style, where're the roots of our aesthetics and why do we wear what do we wear. Pemanagpo is a fashion lab, where we're trying to convert the deeper levels of our psyche into the elements of style. We want to unravel the dreams, to turn the skeletons inside out, to reveal the archetypes.
3. We stand for conscious consumption
We try to use what is generously given by nature with gratitude and we expect you to do the same.
Chosing our jewellery, you can be sure that it's production is 100% environmental-friendly and ethical. We buy every stone and natural packing materials from the local people of India, Tibet and Nepal at rates that are very remunerative for them. All of the animal products are taken from nomadic people and highland Himalayan farmers, grazing their animals free and taking only the amount of meat needed to sustain their families' needs. No animal is harmed for the sake of taking teeth, skin or feathers.
4. We are against cultural appropriation
Some of our creations might resemble different cultures' aesthetics. We are greatly inspired by the ancient cultures and seek to discover more about different parts of the world. However, we would never use any particular sacred symbols or artefacts; you would never see us making a lookbook with a Native American bonnet or shamanic tambourin. These days, it's so popular and easy to get yourself covered with feathers and minerals and tag yourself as "neo-shaman" or whatsoever. We consider it simply immoral and disrespective.
We are committed to the conscious and sensitive relation to the Earth, to handling what is given by the Earth with care. We want you to know that every stone you wear has it's potential. A crystal won't make you a shaman, don't fool yourself. But wearing your crystal with understanding will make you a person of knowledge, and this matters. That' s why we're trying to bring awareness about every stone we use.
5. We believe in timeless
Lifestyle, fashion, looks – it changes with a speed from season to decade. But the body, the memory of the body, the ancestor's connection and collective unconsciousness – that is what is kept for thousands of years. We are inspired by what has no expiry date. Not at least, until we remember it. That's why we love crystals. And we really want to share this love for timeless.
Share it with you, because you are the Spirit.