Yair Emanuel Embroidered Floral Havdalah Spice Bag (Aromatic Cloves Included)
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Size: 11cm x 7.5cm / 4.5" x 3"
Includes Aromatic Cloves
During the Havdalah service that marks the departure of Shabbat each week, aromatic herbs or spices ('besamim') are sniffed in order that we may carry some of the sweetness of Shabbat with us as well enter the mundane working week. This beautiful spice bag from renowned Israeli artist, Yair Emanuel is perfect for storing your spices. The bag is elegantly embroidered with a floral motif, as well as words from the blessing recited over the fragrances. The pomegranate symbolizes abundance in Jewish tradition and is said to contain 613 seeds, the same number as the commandments enumerated in the Torah. Both stylish and practical, this bag will made a fabulous addition to your family's Judaica collection for years to come!
Artist Yair Emanuel, a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, lives and works in Jerusalem. 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 techniques utilized encompass painting on silk, hand-embroidery, raw-silk appliqué and painting on wood.