"Ami chakri kori London IBM e (tothyo projukti) r UK te thaki amar husband er sathe. Engineering pash korechi . . . Baba'r chakri sutre West Bengal er bibhibnno jaygay ghure ghure boro hoyechhi (Sa...
"Ami chakri kori London IBM e (tothyo projukti) r UK te thaki amar husband er sathe. Engineering pash korechi . . . Baba'r chakri sutre West Bengal er bibhibnno jaygay ghure ghure boro hoyechhi (Santaldih, Kolaghat, Bakreswar, Kolkata) . . . amar hobby holo gaan shona gaan gawa . . . r saaj goj er madhyome nijeke bhalo rakha . . . .
r A Sirkar e ashaa amaar Baba'r haat dhore .. amaar baba pesha goto engineer holeo tini ekjon prokrito shilpi chhilen ebong art er kodor korten. Bangali shonar goyenar eto sundor design apnar dokan chhara kothao nei tai Baba i prothom biyer age amake niye ashe r tarpor thekei amar ekhane goyena kena. Baba ekhon nei r . . . ."
That's what the forthright and truly talented Priyanjana Roy, the owner of this hansuli — and after whom it's been named — had to say about herself and how her relationship with us came about. Completely unaffected by her professional advancement and remarkably down to earth in spite of being a programmer par excellence and one of the few Indian ladies to attain her position at the world-renowned firm where she's instated, Priyanjana is a shining example of a vital segment of the youth of today to whom success without fulfilment, money without meaning, and a life lived without cultural consciousness and aesthetic attributes, is just not acceptable.
Coming to the jewel specially made for her : She'd seen the Grinling Gendaphul Hansuli and adored it but wanted something specifically designed for her that would, in a similar idiom, address her own character, her individuality.
Accordingly, we created this sweetheart form of a generally crescentic jewel, gave it a matar-dana border, hung a decorative fringe of mini ball-jhurs along the lower edge, and attached to it a detachable drop that doubles up as a dainty single rose pendant which again comes with its own beaded frame and a ball-karai ball-jhur drop.
The golap prevails yet again as the main motif, but the articulation of the leafy vine, gravid with rosebuds, draws specifically from Priyanjana's larger-than-life personality.
Witness how from the central flower — a full bloom with layered petals — two curvy shoots wind symmetrically on each side towards the ends, each culminating in identical just-born roses. Along the way, a spontaneous frondescence emanating from the vines makes anthropomorphic the plant so that it seems like it's stretching its arms wide and towards the sky — to touch it, if not clasp it to its heart, and therefore embrace the entire universe. It's a magnanimous gesture, and one that embodies Priyanjana's kind and empathetic nature.
She'd ordered the Maneesha Kanbala sometime in 2019 but was confined to London during the pandemic. Almost two years later, she came to Calcutta and took delivery of the earring and, at the same time, placed the order for this neckpiece. The hansuli, handcrafted in rich yellow guinea-gold using virtuoso pierced-naksha all over, after Priyanjana had ecstatically approved it on personal WhatsApp, was handed over to her mother — with whom it still remains. Priyanjana hasn't since then made a visit to Calcutta and therefore is yet to hold the eponymous goyna in her own hands. The moment she does is when it'll become a family jewel, and remain so for ever.
Let the blossoming roses of 'Priyanjana' bring her peace, happiness and every success, and also the immortality of spirit that only the virtuous deserve.