Lisbon Page Letterpress Ketubah

Artist: Enya Keshet

This design was printed on a traditional letterpress printing press.

The Lisbon Bible, created in the Lisbon Artistic Manuscript Workshop of the 15th Century, embodies the culmination of the art and the skills of Jewish manuscript making in the previous 200 years, in Italy, Spain and Portugal. The workshop was destroyed and its artists expelled by the Spanish inquisition, and their art was never continued. Appoi...[more]

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Dimensions: 1111

Medium: Letterpress

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Enya Keshet

Enya Keshet was born in Pardes Hanna, Israel. As a young woman she moved to Jerusalem, where she studied at the Hebrew University and at Bezalel Academy of Art. Her friendship with a traditional scribe (sofer) led her to the idea of combining the art of paper cutting with the calligraphy of Megillot (scrolls). Her artwork has evolved extensively from this beginning. In 1994 she moved back to her hometown of Pardes Hanna, where her studio is today. A significant part of Enya's work is in the style of the Lisbon manuscript workshop, which flourished at the end of the fifteenth century, a workshop which produced the famous Lisbon Bible and many other illuminated manuscripts currently in the collections of major museums in London, Paris, and New York.

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Lisbon Page Letterpress

This design was printed on a traditional letterpress printing press. The Lisbon Bible, created in the Lisbon Artistic Manuscript Workshop of the 15th Century, embodies the culmination of the art and the skills of Jewish manuscript making in the previous 200 years, in Italy, Spain and Portugal. The workshop was destroyed and its artists expelled by the Spanish inquisition, and their art was never continued. Appointing myself an apprentice under the masters of the lost workshop, I try to continue their work. This ketubah follows the design of a famous Lisbon Bible page, with the characteristic use of calligraphic borders in small and in large letters, and with the page layout, intricate borders and the filigree of stylized imaginary floral elements. All this is presented here in the Retro style Letterpress print, with separate zinc plates etched for each print color, and the print pressed deep into the paper, creating a 3D effect. This ketubah connects you to the roots of Jewish art, embracing tradition and tying it to the essential document of your marriage. The verses in the small print are from the Song of Songs, 4:10, and 4:12-15. The verses in the large print are from the Song of Songs, 6:3, 2:2-3 and 8:6-7 Note: The text in the design is not printed by letterpress.

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