Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Jewish Ritual Art, News, Visual Art | 0 comments

This Torah Wimple (binder) was commissioned as a gift from a rabbinic school class to the chapel at the school upon ordination.  The passage from the book of Genesis, transliterated as “V’nahar yotzei meyeyden l’hashkot et hagan,” means “And a river went out of Eden to water the garden.”  The wimple is crafted of colorful silks, quilted and embellished, with a backing and ties designed for ease of function and to grip the klaf (parchment) without sliding down, because, after all, this is a piece of ritual art which must do its job!  The text is created with textile paint, and further embellished with Swarovski crystals in the place of the tiny tagin (crowns) that appear in the Torah text.

Torah wimple

Torah wimple

Torah wimple

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