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 Red Yemenite Ketubah is a splendid example of Granot’s love of rich color and striking ketubah silhouettes. Intricate tile-work inspired the patterns of this design, rendered in soft shades of celadon green and deep blue. The text is surrounded by an arched border, reminiscent of Middle Eastern architecture, and is set off by the calligraphy that wraps around the frame. This text was traditionally recited at the weddings of the Jews of Yemen, and reads: "In the name of the Merciful, full of mercy. In the name of him to whom greatness belongs, (whose name) is exalted above every blessing and praise. In a most auspicious time and a commended season, with strength, repute and glory, delight and exultation, grace, favour and compassion fulfillment of every wish to the bridegroom and the bride and the entire assembled community, the chosen seed of Israel. May they rejoice and be joyful, blossom and spread like fragrance. May they build and prosper, build and prosper." This is a limited edition print of an original papercut.
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- Ketubah measures approximately 12.5" x 18"
- 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.