Art By Enya Keshet
A tree of life stands guard on either side of the marriage vows, rooted in a garden of splendid flowers. Underneath, safely protected, is the seven-petal flower of love. The traditional Royal palace shape of the papercut originates from 17th Century Italian Ketubahs. Arching over the text is the verse “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine”, Song of Songs 6:3. Below, also from the Song of Songs, 1:15-16, “Ah, You are fair, my love, you are fair; your eyes are like doves. And you, my beloved, are handsome, and pleasant too!”
Our paper ketubahs (papercut ketubahs included) are printed on cold press, acid free art paper, the standard in artistic reproductions. This paper is slightly textured and can be ordered with or without name printing.
Indigo, Winter Sage
18" x 23"
Similar Types of Ketubahs
Papercutting has been a traditional Jewish art form for Ketubah decoration since the Middle Ages. Thanks to advances in artisanal laser cutting in the late 20th century, these exquisite pieces of fine art are now within everyone’s budget. Papercut Ketubahs are lovingly produced, one at a time, to archival standards.
About the Artist
Enya Keshet was born in Pardes Hanna, Israel. As a young woman she moved to Jerusalem, where she studied at the Hebrew University and at Bezalel Academy of Art. Her friendship with a traditional scribe (sofer) led her to the idea of combining the art of paper cutting with the calligraphy of Megillot (scrolls). Her artwork has evolved extensively from this beginning. In 1994 she moved back to her hometown of Pardes Hanna, where her studio is today. A significant part of Enya’s work is in the style of the Lisbon manuscript workshop, which flourished at the end of the fifteenth century, a workshop which produced the famous Lisbon Bible and many other illuminated manuscripts currently in the collections of major museums in London, Paris, and New York.
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