Part of a Limited Edition Series of 180
Colour Pencil Drawing converted into Giclee Print
7 Circles Ketubah
Production time: 8-12 weeks (for urgent orders please contact Artist)
Care instructions for your Art Print: For archival purposes, when signing the Ketubah please use an Acid Free pen. Try to keep out of direct prolonged sunlight. It is strongly recommended to use a reputable framing company or gallery to mount and frame your artwork. Use only acid-free glues ad materials where possible to prolong the quality and enjoyment of your byTessa Limited edition print.
The inspiration for 7 Circles was the number 7, the most powerful number in Judaism. It represents creation, good fortune, and blessing. The Hebrew words for luck, gad & mazal equal seven and seventy seven respectively. So this was the starting point for a simple and strong Ketubah. The 7 circles are each a representation of a meaning for the couple.
The outer most ring is a wedding band, representing the continuous, smooth journey for the couple. It is also the outer ring so to its metal can protect the other rings within it.
The wreath of a pomegranate tree follows that, representing growth and fertility for the couple. The orange line represents the garnet stone of one of the twelve tribes of Israel, the colour stands for a force of life.
After that is a wall which has been broken showing that the couple have no boundaries between themselves and Hashem, and also the reminder of the fallen temples. The next ring has written in it 'when a man takes a wife', this line is repeated 7 times in the Torah, again a reference back to the number 7 and its link to marriage.
The blue line represents purity and peace which should be a constant theme for the couple's life. Finally, the purple line stands for royalty, as are the couple are as on their wedding day.
The groom stands in the centre of the circles, this represents the final day of creation where man was last to be created, it also symbolises the 7 times the Kallah (bride) circles him under the chuppah. The strong shadow represents that on the day of their wedding the Bride and Groom are the closest they will ever be to Hashem in this world. The shadow shows Hashem's light and power and the respect in which the bride and groom stand before him.