This brush rest and paperweight in one is made of ebony wood from old piano keys. Old pianos long past their lives are destroyed; my husband Patrik Prazmari hunts them down to save the keys before they are destined for the scrapyard and crushed. Then he lovingly restores the beautiful dark ebony wood and shapes them into these elegant brush rests. He carves 5 valleys into the brush rest which is just perfect for my 5 brushes for the 5 elements to nestle in. The bottom is weighted with polished brass so this gorgeous art object for your desk has a double function as a paperweight. It is finished with our 3 seals in classic Bank of England red sealing wax. Our 3 seals comprise Patrik Prazmari's geometric PP, my signature floating island and my Chinese name seal. It was a labour of love and marks the inaugural phase of our second iteration of objects for The Perfect Brush: beautiful and thoughtful objects for the perfect desk.
The once-piano key has been given a new life and saved from the scrapyard. All the fingers that have lovingly caressed it over the years to create music reside in the ebony that has now been put in the service of art; its final resting place is a rest for beautiful brushes - or qalams or pens. The memory of sound-once-played morphs into brushstrokes-yet-to-come. May its latent music inspire your future paintings and letters.
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