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The  ketubah -
The Deed that Binds, between bride and groom

Our earliest sages ruled that before a man takes a woman for his wife, he should write her a ketubah. The ruling was intended to strengthen the bond of marriage, to protect the rights of the woman while she is married, and to guarantee her future afterwards. In the ketubah a husband promises to feed and provide for his wife, as well as to respect her. He also takes on the obligation to surrender a fixed sum in the event of disbanding the marriage. The minimum sum that a man promises for a new wife is 200 zuz, roughly the value of one year's salary. For a widow or divorcee, the sum is 100 zuz.

 The basic structure of a ketubah was fixed over 2000 years ago, during the time that Alexandar Yanai ruled with Queen Shlomtzion, by her brother, Shimon ben Shatach, who at the time was the ruling President of the Sanhedrin After Israel was flung into the Diaspora, different versions of the ketubah developed in different countries, based on additional obligations that became customary in each community.



 Decorated Ketubahs- ancient Jewish tradition

 As long ago as 300 years after the Temple Jewish artists began to illustrate and decorate hand-written documents. Originally geometric and micrographic decorations were popular. Later, objects were used, such as the Temple and its utensils, books from the Tanach, depictions of Biblical stories and midrash. Decorating the work of scribes was in all of the diasporas. The main centers for Jewish creativity in this field were Spain, France, Germany, Holland, Czechoslovakia, and Italy. In the 17th and 18th centuries decoration as an art field began to flourish. The main documents at the time were books of the Tanach, siddurim and machzorim, Pesach Hagadas, megillas (Book of Ester), and ketubahs.

The oldest illustrated ketubah that we has survived is an Australian ketubah which was written in 5151 (1391). The illustration is of the groom placing a ring on the bride's finger. The bride is wearing a crown. This trend of illustrating ketubahs increased greatly grown in Italy in the 17th century and beyond, and from there it has spread to many other countries. /M. Friedman. Machanaim 10/



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 Giclee is a French word meaning to spray ink. It is a print method that was developed at the end of the 80s, where millions of drops of ink per second are sprayed on a canvas or paper. Each drop is one quarter the diameter of a hair, which enables maximum reproduction of the original work, both in precision and clarity, as well as color matching. Many museums around the world display Giclee reproductions, while the invaluable originals remain safely hidden in safes.

We make our Giclee prints using the best materials available, in an art studio of the highest reputation used by top professionals. The ink is OEM from Epson, known for the quality and longevity of their inks. We print on canvas, or textured "Fine Art" paper, 100% cotton, acid-free, which enables us to achieve rich lifelike color.

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