Hu or Huwa (“He”)
This is a simple yet complex box made for both genders.
I’ve been working on this for a few week with many failures, broken wood, different variations of the finger joints that didn’t work, finding the right size, choosing the correct wood, finding the perfect setting for the laser machine. There was a machine failure whilst making this box and it took an entire day to resolve the issue.
In Sufism Hu or Huwa is the pronoun used with Allah, and is used as a name of Allah. Allah Hu means “God, Just He!” In Arabic Allah means God and with Hu, as an intensive added to Allah, means “God himself.”
The people of the Holy land of Mecca; came to The Prophet ﷺ in the beginning of his calling and said ‘Tell us, who is your God?’. The revelation descended upon the Holy Prophetﷺ to answer this complex and powerful question “Qul Huwa Allahu Ahad, Allahu Samad, Lam yalid wa lam yulad, wa lam yakun lahu kufuwan Ahad”. (In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful, Most Compassionate, Say: He is the One Unique Allah: God the Eternal, The Uncaused Cause of all that Exists.. He begets not, nor is He begotten; and there is nothing that could be compared unto Him (The Qur’an 112)
This is a finger joint box, precision cut and dye stained in black & pink/peach. Constructed from hardwood birch plywood with calligraphy cut from European Walnut.
Size L13cm X W9cm X H6.5cm
Made from 3mm plywood. Precision cut. Calligraphy cut in European Walnut.
My aim is to source the best quality timber available, and try to make sure that it comes from sustainability managed woodlands. If woods are bought from sources unknown, l will endeavor to make sure the timber is harvested legally. Timber used will come from legally recognised third party certificate programme for forestry i.e FSC ®, PEFC, SFI, CSA etc. I have vested interest in the sustainability of the Worlds Forrest, without trees l wouldn’t be able to continue the craft.