Last year I discovered Jennifer Raichman's beautiful shop and sent her a note praising her work. She replied and one thing led to another, we collaborated on a new line of papercut ketubot!
A ketubha is part of the traditional Jewish marriage ceremony. In the past, the ketubha was a contract signed by the bride and groom agreeing to the terms of the marriage, their rights and responsibilities towards each other, the bride's dowry, and so on. It's still used as such in religious circles, but to the secular Jew it's become a quaint formality. Today the ketubhas are scribed more often than not with the couple's vows of marriage, romantic poems, and such. They are used as a decorative element, framed and hang in the couple's home. People of all religions have begun to include the ketubah in their weddings, displaying it to the guests.
Jennifer offers a range of texts that will work for many different backgrounds, including: secular, reform, conservative, orthodox, interfaith, anniversary, vow renewals and more. You can provide your own text and she can translate it into Hebrew for a small fee as well.
The ketubahs offered by Jennifer and myself are 11X17 inch big and can be printed in any color you'd like to match your wedding colors. The papercut itself is a separate layer placed above the printed background and text. The papercuts are entirely handmade by yours truly using the best artist tools and paper. Jennifer prints on truly lux cotton paper using speciality inks to last forever. These ketubahs are true heirlooms. There are 8 designs total available (click on images for larger views). They will all be listed in Jennifer's shop over the following days.
I'm working on wedding invites and rsvp cards that will correspond with some of the designs as well. Stay tuned.
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