Hannaton Ark Curtain
Love Truth and Peace
The main design concept of this parochet is based on paper-cuts, a traditional Jewish art form. The main image is of a Tree of Life, bearing grapes, figs and pomegranates.
The parochet is made of hand-painted cotton, with the green and brown colors reminiscent of the surrounding Galilee, and the blue living water motif reflecting the Eshkol water reservoir near Hannaton. The fabric is mottled, both to create an impression of sun shining through the leaves and to contrast with the very stylized design.
It is heavily quilted and embroidered and beaded by hand.
It was contributed to kibbutz Hannaton by the Ende family in loving memory of Rabbi Joseph Tzvi Ende and Zehava Ende (nee Finkelstein).
Regretfully this beautiful piece is not very photogenic.