Paisley is an ancient symbol for resiliency — an abstraction of a cedar tree bending to the forces of nature instead of breaking. This piece, inspired by antique textiles, was carved from cedar for the Nowruz Commission America 2020 initiative. Red-heart wood was chosen for the fretboard as a reminder of the work the Nowruz Commission performed in partnership with the Gift of Life Foundation to repair congenital heart conditions for the children of Kabul.