Posted by on Aug 30, 2015 in Ketubah Art, News, Visual Art | 0 comments

ketuba bronner 1998 by Susan LevitonThis ketubah was designed for a ‘mixed marriage’ – Ashkenazi and Sephardi! The text, written in square Ashkenazi lettering, is surrounded by design drawn from Persian tiles and manuscript art. EVERYTHING is drawn and hand-painted, using Japanese Sumi ink, watercolor and gouache.  Above the text block is a painting of Jerusalem, and the Hebrew words – Ani l’dodi v’dodi li’ (I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.)  Below the text, two peacocks, a reference to the Goldene Pave (the golden peacock, symbol of the persistence of Yiddish culture) flank the Yiddish translation of the same line from Song of Songs.

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