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Following in the colorful tradition of North African and Sephardic paper cutwork, this interfaith ketubah features a detailed layered papercut that alludes to Islamic and Arabesque motifs found (and sketched by Owen Jones in the late 19th century) in the architecture and artwork of the Alhambra, in southern Spain (Andalusia). The papercut includes both Hebrew and Arabic lettering: in the bottom medallion, the quotation from the Song of Songs, "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine," is incorporated in both Hebrew and Arabic. Inside the top teardrop shape is a calligraphic version of "al-Hub," the Arabic word for "love."

The brilliant colors are from handmade Lokta (daphne) papers from Nepal. The text is lettered in white onto a watercolor background. Last picture shows work in progress.

See another version of this ketubah here:
www.etsy.com/listing/100543063/alhambra-ketubah-muslim-and-jewish

Flat shipping: extra charge.

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All my ketubahs and wedding certificates are custom made. I do the background watercolor (ink wash) painting, the papercut design and cutting, and the calligraphy myself. I can work with any text you give me, in any language, and I love to include images and symbols that are special to you in the papercut or calligraphic design. I will work with you to develop your dream ketubah or wedding certificate. Also, if you happen to be in the NYC area, I would be happy to meet with you to show you some examples of my work.

My ketubahs and wedding certificates are not prints: they are actual original paintings onto which I write, in calligraphy, your text. This is different from pre-printed ketubahs and certificates you see that are "personalized" simply by adding your names, place, dates into a blank slot.

Please convo me if you are interested in custom artwork of this kind. You can see other samples of my work on my website (http://www.jerise.com).

Alhambra Ketubah - Muslim and Jewish Interfaith Wedding - Arabic and Hebrew - Multilayer Gold Papercut

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: strathmore 400 series drawing paper, watercolor paper, acrylic white ink, acid free glue, nepali lokta papers
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 813 reviews
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