The Story Behind the Name - Hathorway

 

At Hathorway, we offer exquisite, bold, handmade jewelry and accessories. All of our products are crafted using natural horns and bones of water buffaloes and hints of lacquer. All of our beautiful items are crafted by talented artisans and craftsmen in the beautiful land of Vietnam.

These domestic water buffaloes serve families in many ways in Vietnam. They provide milk as a source of calcium for the family and are used for agricultural purposes where neither humans nor machines could easily maneuver through the deep, muddy fields.

Image of Water Buffaloes in Vietnam from Worldly Nomads

Image of Water Buffaloes in Vietnam from Worldly Nomads

When these big creatures die, nothing goes to waste. The water buffaloes provide families with meat for hearty Vietnamese dishes, beautiful leather for luxurious handbags and jackets, and elegant jewelry and accessories through their bones and horns. Don’t worry, the buffaloes are never harvested just for their horns. If that were the case, Hathorway would exist, because we are completely against that.

Image of Buffalo Horns from Dezeen

Image of Buffalo Horns from Dezeen

With buffalo horns being the key material to all of our jewelry and accessories, we knew we wanted a brand name that could express that. From buffaloes, we thought of cows. From cows, we thought of bulls. From bulls, we thought of Taurus, the second astrological sign in the Zodiac. We like that Taurus is symbolic for determination and perseverance; however, the name sounded too masculine for what we represented. With a bit more research, we discovered Hathor.

Hathor represented the Taurus in Ancient Egypt. She is the cow goddess who represents love and beauty like Venus of Rome mythology and Aphrodite of Greek mythology. Hathor was perfect for our brand because of what she symbolized. She was also iconic for her headdress, which was made of our favorite material — cow horns.

Image of Hathor from Wikipedia

Image of Hathor from Wikipedia

Love, beauty, horns. We wanted to follow Hathor's ways, thus we called our brand — Hathorway.

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Trang & Jessica