I recently designed two marriage contracts using as background two Jim Thompson silk fabrics purchased at last year’s For the Love of Cloth sale. The design is inspired by the vibrant colours, intricate patterns, exquisite filigree, pungent spices and folklore of Morocco and North Africa.
The hand-shaped amulets appear throughout the world as symbols of good luck and protection, particularly during life cycle events. Here 18 (chai) pendants, many drawn from the collection of the Israel Museum, surround the ketubah text. The background fabric is screen-printed hand-woven silk. The ketubah may be oriented vertically or horizontally. – Temma Gentles
Colourways: Saffron and Citron