Paths of Peace
This unusual ark curtain is based on various Judaic artistic traditions. The source of the original design concept is the traditional Jewish paper-cut art (scherenschnitte).
It includes the palm tree that often symbolizes the tree of life in Kaballah, and appears in the prayers: “The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree (Psalms 92, verse 12); a crown, which frequently appears on ark curtains and torah mantles; the pomegranates representing abundance, fertility and the 613 mitzvot; and other references.
The ark curtain is made of hand dyed fabrics, and is richly embellished with hand embroidery and beading, including gold-lined beads.
Made for the Conservative Pardes Congregation in Pardesiya, in memory of my deceased parents-in-law.