Product Description With this gorgeous Matzah and Afikoman cover set, chain-stitched embroidery on raw cotton using various colors of silk, gold, and silver threads create a beautiful Jerusalem scene. In the center is written Pesach on the Matzah cover and Afikoman on the Afikoman cover in Hebrew letters. The matzah cover has three linings for ease of use during the seder. This will be a treasured centerpiece in anyone's Passover home!
About the artist: Yair Emanuel, a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, lives and works in Jerusalem. He was born in Kibbutz Sha'alavim grew up in Jerusalem in an Orthodox home and later in life adopted a more pluralist approach to Judaism. This background influenced Emanuel's style of Judaic art, which is based upon a fusion of traditional motifs and ancient Jewish manuscripts with modern and Oriental art. Vivid and harmonious colors as well as a mixture of the old and the new characterize Emanuel's work, which is designed and crafted in his Jerusalem studio.
The principal technique utilize encompass painting on silk, hand-embroidery, raw-silk appliqué and painting on wood.
Among the staff in his studio are new immigrants and mentally handicapped employees. A portion of the studio's profit is donated to charity.