the FORGET ME NOT

the FORGET ME NOT

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Hello Tile Lovers,

This product is rare, and it holds a heavy tale. In April 1915, the Armenian Genocide took place. The brothers at ARTO made a piece honoring both survivors and those lost with the Forget Me Not flower on it; their grandparents on both sides survived. I found the few left and decided to add them here.

Why the FORGET ME NOT?

To honor the 100th anniversary of Red Sunday in 2015 and to celebrate the beauty of survival and the perseverance of a people. The black center acknowledges the suffering and aftermath of 1915. Light purple embraces the collective unity; the same goes for dark purple; five petals represent the five continents now home to the Armenian people and the church, which will always be at the heart of who they are. The trapezoid of twelve represents the memorial in Yerevan and gold represents light, creativity, and hope. 

Proceeds go to https://agbu.org/. The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) is the world’s largest non-profit organization devoted to upholding the Armenian heritage through educational, cultural, and humanitarian programs. Each year, AGBU is committed to making a difference in the lives of 500,000 people across Armenia, Artsakh, and the Armenian diaspora.