Hadas Papercut Ketubah
The Hadas (Myrtle Leaves) Ketubah, in its simplicity of design, is an elegant and sophisticated artwork. The myrtle leaf — a symbol of love and marriage — spirals outward and continuously encircles the ketubah text. With each circle the myrtle leaves grow larger and stronger, symbolic of the expansive nature of the bride and groom's ever-deepening love.
Clarity of form and color, combined with succinct visual imagery render a ketubah of grace and refinement. The Hadas is a giclee print and paper cut, embellished with hand applied 24-karat gold leaf.See This Ketubah
Aviv-Spring Papercut Ketubah
Intertwining spring flowers and olive leaves adorn this elegant papercut ketubah. The pastel green and lilac, and pale pinks remind us of a yearning for a past era. Olive branches extend in a rhythmic flow and evoke an image of nature's awakening in the early spring.
Ornamental braids of growth and blossoming encircle the text. The words from Song of Songs: Ani l'dodi vi dodi li –I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine, embellished with 24 karat gold leaf is woven into the paper cut and crowns the artwork The Aviv ketubah is a visual analogy of love, nurturing and growth.See This Ketubah
Song of Songs Papercut Ketubah
Slender, elongated trees flank the Song of Songs ketubah creating an air of quiet symmetry. Sunflowers grow at the feet of their trunks while the leaves, in full foliage intertwine, forming a canopy in the sky. The canopy shelters a golden menorah, symbolic of the Torah and its great wisdom.
This paper cut ketubah is a poetic visualization of the marriage covenant :earthbound yet striving for the sublime, and with its significance in the continuity of
the Jewish home.
Below the text of the ketubah are written the words found in Song of Songs 2:23:
Like the rose maintaining its beauty among the thorns, so is my beloved…
Like the fragrant apple among the barren trees of the forest, so is my beloved
Giclee print with hand applied 24 karat gold
A limited edition, numbered and signed by the artist.See This Ketubah
Circle of Life Papercut Ketubah
The Circle of Life Ketubah With its vivacious paper cut design, the Circle of Life ketubah brims with organic movement. Fragile blue petals, encircling the text, join together to create a stylized flower, while delicate bushes extend outward in a burst of growth.
These intertwining elements remind us of the intertwining lives of the bride and groom. An outer band of decorative motifs, enhanced with 24- karat gold leaf, enclose the composition and give the ketubah a doily-like effect. The Circle of Life is a fanciful interpretation of the rhythmic flow of life's diverse elements that move with continual change only to flow together into an overall and unified pattern.See This Ketubah
Ayalot Deer Papercut Ketubah
The quiet symmetry of the Ayalot (Deer) ketubah bestows a sense of calm. The paper cut is intricate and delicate.The gentle deer, symbolic of love and grace are in their element. They repose under fanciful trees resplendent with flowers and birds.
Above, the sky is composed of an interlocking pattern of the Star of David. “Ani li dodi v'dodi li,/ I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine” from the Song of Songs is inscribed under a canopy of myrtle leaves, symbolizing love.
At the top, a golden menorah celebrates the light of the Torah, illuminating the world with its great wisdom. The harmonious palette strengthens the sense of tranquility, while the 24- karat gold leaf embellishment quietly enhances this exquisite ketubah.
Please note: Colors on this papercut ketubah vary due to the delicate nature of the laser paper-cutting technique.See This Ketubah
The Celebration Ketubah
Understated elegance is the keyword for this lovely ketubah. A graceful motif, simultaneously evoking Eastern arches, stylized flowers, delicate petals, garden trellises, and or, perhaps menorahs delightfully surround the ketubah text. Above is cut: I am my beloved and my beloved is mine while below, the words from Hosea:2:21 I betroth you forever, I betroth you in righteousness, law, grace and compassion complete this enchantingly simple and refined composition.
Giclee, paper cut, 24 k gold leaf.See This Ketubah
Greenwood Papercut Ketubah
The visual metaphor of the coming together of the bride and groom and the fusion of their separate lives becoming one is particularly poignant in the Greenwood ketubah. The two trees flanking the ketubah's text are separate entities, and yet, their roots grow towards each other, meet and begin to intertwine.
Above, their branches and leaves spread out and unite to create a canopy; a bridge in the sky with the words from Song of Songs: I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine. Below, a shelter is formed by the foliage above, providing a place where two deer may find refuge and seek repose This simple image encapsulates the hopes and aspirations of the new couple, who come to each other as individuals, making a bond that strengthens one another, as they grow while sharing their life together.
The words from Song of Songs 2:2-3: form a border around the ketubah Like the rose maintaining its beauty among the thorns, so is my beloved Like the fragrant apple among the barren trees of the forest, so is my beloved Giclee print with hand-applied 24 karat gold
Jerusalem Gate Papercut Ketubah
A rhythmic growth of vines,reaching upwards towards the skies dominates the eloquent design of the Jerusalem Gate ketubah. Here is Spring’s awakening: a dance of leaves and tendrils creating patterns of loveliness and vitality.
Set in the midst of this lively activity is a vignette of two deer quietly grazing beside the gates of Jerusalem. There reigns an air of tranquility: a stolen moment of repose in life’s exhilarating journey. This is an eloquent allegory for the bride and groom and the oaths exchanged, which both binds and strengthens each one.
“I will betroth you to me with righteousness and justice, kindness and mercy”
These words from Hosea 2:21 embody the deep commitment of the marriage covenant.
This giclee printed paper cut ketubah is hand embellished with 24 karat gold leaf.
Limited edition: numbered and signed by the artist.See This Ketubah
The Forest Keepers Ketubah
Flocks of doves take to the air as a new day dawns upon the darkened forest. A buck and a doe greet the dawn at the edge of the woods–curious, alert, yet unafraid, sure of their place not just beside each other but also in the forest; it belongs to them as much as they belong to it.
The Forest Keepers is perfect for the down-to-earth couple that exists in quiet harmony with the world and each other, mindful of the old ways and aware of its role in maintaining the tree of life. May the seeds you sow together rise tall as the forest that love and faith planted.
This is a Papercut Ketubah: it is made with two layers of paper–a laser-cut design mounted atop a background. The Ketubah text is printed on the background paper and then placed carefully underneath the top layer of the cut-out design, eliminating the possibility of accidentally crushing or ripping the delicate structure while signing. Everything from design and layout, to the crafting process and final creation, lends itself to a high-quality work of art and overall attention to detail.See This Ketubah
Karmei Yerushalayim Papercut Ketubah
Symbolic motifs abound in the Karmei Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Vineyards) ketubah. Two peacocks (beauty) flanking a pomegranate tree (plenty) are bathed in golden light. The clusters of grapes surrounding the text remind us of the wine, which plays a central part of the wedding ceremony.
Wine is symbolic of the life cycle. Just as the grape juice is transformed to something that improves with age, so may the marriage bring increasing joy throughout the years. Beneath the text is the city of Jerusalem, always cherished in our hearts and minds.
The Karmei Yerushalayim paper-cut ketubah is a double-layered giclee print, hand-embellished with 24-karat gold.See This Ketubah
Sefer: Dawn Ketubah
Limited Edition Giclee Ketubah
This contemplative Ketubah design reflects the dawning of each day. With tender openness we awaken to the blessing of the marriage covenant, and the gentle loving-kindness which is embraced by the dawn hours. In keeping with the rich tradition of Torah ornamentation the illumination is wrapped in a delicate mauve Jacquard fabric. Sterling silver “Heart of Tears” closures clasp the booklet. Fine Japanese cords decorated with pearl, silver and amethyst beads tie the hearts together.
Chrome on Brass Easel Included.See This Ketubah
Leaves of Love Papercut Ketubah
At first glance, the Leaves of Love ketubah with its celestial blue palette lifts one up to the heavens. Mythical leaves surround the ketubah. They suggest a peacock's glorious fan or precious filigreed jewelry. Above, a golden menorah reminds us of the light of the Torah that illuminates the darkness. This exquisitely executed ketubah is constructed of two paper cut layers.
The multi-layer construction gives a perception of depth, while the artistic composition directs our eye both above and below. There is a careful visual allusion to the significance of the wedding contract and to the sanctity of the union of the bride and the groom. The artwork is a giclee print enhanced with 24-karat gold leaf.
All ketubot by Daniel Azoulay are printed in Israel.See This Ketubah