Jewish Miniatures Buying Guide
Jewish miniatures are the adorable addition you need for any little nook or cranny. Based off of ancient Jewish stories, musicians, Jerusalem and even just animals found in Israel, miniatures will brighten up a space. Most of these are made of silver and highlighted in gold, but you will also find miniatures made of Israeli olive wood, enamel, and more materials that bring out the most in each and every one of these mini sculptures. Jewish miniatures include mini people partaking in different activities, animals of all sorts from the Lion of Judah to camels, Jerusalem of Gold portrayed in a variety of ways and mini Judaica, some of which you can even use, such as gorgeous candlesticks for tea-lights. Check out some of favorites and enjoy displaying them in your home!
Music has always gone hand-in-hand with Judaism, as a way to exemplify services on the Temple or even more recently, simply to bring joy to the Jewish people. Eastern European Klezmer music has inspired artists to create miniatures dressed in traditional garb and playing instruments like fiddles, accordions and cellos. Many of the fiddlers happen to be sitting on roofs like this silver-plated one, but you can also find those with cloth legs that will sit proudly on your shelf, playing away at their guitar or drum. Some are little silver and gold Hasidic men that play the cymbals and some are done up in color that will remind you of the Fiddler on the Roof. These whimsical miniature musicians are great for any Jewish musician or someone who appreciates the sound of Jewish music.
Olive Wood Miniatures
The Olive Wood Factory in Israel makes wonderful sculptures out of olive wood, but just the trimmings as olive wood trees cannot be cut down. Camel olive wood miniatures are the most popular and come in quite a selection including; kneeling, sleeping, and mother and child. Keep in mind that no two olive wood figurines are the same, as the older the wood used, the darker the grain. There are also adorable turtles and elephants in a small and large size for those who love these exotic animals. These olive wood sculptures have been a favorite souvenir for decades and their charming miniatures are a perfect way to feature Israeli art in your home or office.
With Jerusalem always in our hearts, you can imagine how much love goes into these Jerusalem miniatures. Get an aerial view of the Old City with a Jerusalem orb standing tall on a base or shimmering in silver and gold ball, and bring in Shabbat with the ancient walls surround your Shabbat candles. There are also sculptures of the Western Wall and musicians singing and playing instruments on the roofs of Jerusalem. Some of the miniatures get creative, as they portray Jerusalem along the back of a dove, lining a Sefardi Torah or stretched across a silver shofar. Jerusalem miniatures bring the magic of the ancient city into your home, after all, what is more magical than Jerusalem?
Biblical miniatures include those from your favorite Torah stories and even some Judaica themed miniatures like shofars and menorahs as well. Get spiritual with a Priestly Blessing hand or an enamel shofar sporting Jerusalem, maybe even a Sefardi Torah scroll with a Hoshen decorating the front. There are also miniatures that show off beloved Torah stories like Noah's Ark being packed with golden animals, the Lion of Judah, or the ancient antidote about the lion and the sheep. These meaningful miniatures will add a shine to your home decor and will teach little ones about these stories that they will one day teach to their kids.