This work examines the various types of Jewish ceremonial embroidery, tracing the origins of embroidered work and the customs that have grown up around it. Symbolism, and the symbolic use of colour are discussed, as well as the differing folk traditions that produced the contrasting styles of embroidery for the home and the Synagogue. Practical and thorough advice is given on the factors - architectural, stylistic and religious - that should be taken into consideration before ceremonial work is undertaken. The author goes on to examine particular items of embroidery in detail, including the chuppah. Ark curtains, desk covers, Torah bindings and mantles and a variety of personal and domestic articles. New styles and the part each work plays in ceremony are discussed, providing readers with a solid foundation of knowledge for creating their own designs.
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Creating fiber art for religious use can be a daunting task. But this book, offering a wealth of historical information, and inspiring ideas and confidence in the reader, is a helpmeet worthy of the name. Guidelines, clearly illustrated with line drawings, explain how the reader can construct decorative objects for synagogue (Torah and pulpit covers, ark curtains and panels), personal (skullcaps and Tallit) and home use (table and bread cloths, pillows and mezuzah cases). The author discusses figurative motifs accessible to the beginner and the veteran. One could wish for more than the 13 color plates provided, but abundant black-and-white photographs compensate, exhibiting antique and contemporary designs that include Salomon's own gold-encrusted pieces. The author is a British freelance writer and embroiderer.
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