Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Ketubah Art, News, Visual Art | 0 comments

macrame tapestry ketubahI crafted this ketubah for the wedding of two men who had each been married before and had raised children in their first marriages. The details of the intricate macramé tell the stories of their lives: At the top, the designs are orderly and forming the kinds of designs that characterize traditional knotted art.  Then the patterns begin to break and shift.  Cords get cut off and move in different directions – off the path – finally to come together in a single beautiful design that remains unfinished.  The threads carry off below the paper for the story to yet be written.  At the upper right are a small round mirror as a reminder to look within, and a bundle of eight cords wound with the traditional wraps and knots of the tsitsit, a reminder of the value of Jewish practice in their lives.

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