Originally from England, artist Archie Granot settled in Jerusalem in 1978 and created his first papercut shortly thereafter. Granot sites the city of Jerusalem as his greatest inspiration and often incorporates Jewish text as an unexpected element in his designs. The Mantua Ketubah is graphic and unexpected, with an asymmetrical motif in shades of navy blue, brown, and gold. The text that frames the piece originates in the ghetto of Mantua in the 17th century, where it was written in honor of a wedding. It begins "Whom should I honor? Surely these souls who enter into a union as man and wife..." It is the work of an anonymous poet and was set to music in honor of that wedding with an eight-voice choir by Salamone Rossi, the most important Jewish composer of that period. This piece is full of meaning and visual depth, bringing the past to the present and reminding the couple of the generations who came before. This is a limited edition print of an original papercut.
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- Ketubah measures approximately 18.1" x 12.5"
- To avoid potential rush fees, we recommend ordering this ketubah at least 4 weeks before the wedding.
- At checkout, please include the names of both partners and the date of the wedding in the comments field.
- The texts available with this ketubah are listed in the drop-down menu below. To read through the texts, click here.