A jeweller may be called a messenger as society allows communication through a static inanimate object that communicates a clear vision, a definitive symbol of a movement. Jewellery also creates a gap between the messenger and those who the message is aimed at. Political jewellery, or more accurately, the jewellery of politics, has singularly created its own philosophy, attempting to provide a surface and deeper explanation of the world around it. It is the judge and jury of what ‘real’ is, and has its own choreography by creating a platform for itself. Mahtab feels a moral duty towards those who have not been afforded the opportunity to realise their ability to stand for themselves or, indeed, for the beliefs of others, and therefore her series of work contributes to this matter.

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