Laser-cut Omer Counter

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Laser-cut Omer Counter

$36.00

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: magic, art, science, lasers

An old tradition with a new twist. The Omer is the period in the Jewish calendar between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot. It counts 49 days - seven weeks between the second night of Passover and the night before Shavuot begins.

It is 4 inches wide, and 3/8 in thick, held together with tightly fitting precision parts. Made of laser-cut hardboard, the burn marks give it a faint smell of smoke and spices and the look of an antique heirloom.

This year the design has been revised, with a new/old (traditional) Moorish pattern using an interlocking square motif. This is replicated in the dial on the front. The design is also entirely made of hardboard.

About the Moorish design on the back:

My reading of the history of Jewish Art has been significantly influenced by a book on Medieval Judaic Illuminated Manuscripts I read many years ago. What was most notable was how Judaic Art mirrored the local artistic traditions, taking on the tropes of Northern European Art on the one case, and Moorish designs in the other. Jews have always looked to the traditions and cultures in which they have dwelt. As an artist, a Jewish artist, I feel I have a birthright to all of the artistic cultures in which Judaism has found a home.

On Counting:

This year we've been counting everything. The numbers are inescapable and overwhelming. Counting the Omer this year is a reminder that this too shall pass, even if just one day at a time. In counting we mark the distance we've traveled, each day not merely a repetition, but also a progression, something we can look forward to.

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47 reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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Multiple people gave 5-star reviews to this shop in the past 7 days.

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tourmaline Apr 18, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

This omer counter is a beautiful work of art, in not just form but also function. The "open" dial in the front and patterned back are both truly lovely, while the entire piece also feels sturdy and extremely well put together. It is obvious that a lot of thought went into its design. I also greatly appreciate how perfectly compact it is! This omer counter is an absolute treasure and I look forward to using it for many years to come! I would also like to add that the accompanying documentation is thoughtful/useful and the artist/seller is a pleasure to converse with :)

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Lori Mar 30, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

We are using this beautiful piece of hand made art to start a new tradition in our family!

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Jane Berstein Mar 23, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Love it. I just ordered 2 more. It is such a beautiful design and a great ritual object for the Counting of the Omer.

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Heidi Hoover Apr 6, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

My Omer Counter came quickly and it's beautiful and works perfectly. I am so so happy with it. Thank you so much!

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