Hold Me Close
All of our actions begin with a thought from head to heart. This timeless Illumination celebrates the theme of love and tender embrace, gentle protection, cooperation, adoration and quite contemplation.View more...
Kinetics of Desire Ketubah
This exuberant spiral composition captures the essence of desire as it manifests in a love relationship. Desire is central to human emotion and is responsible for our greatest achievements as well as our darkest atrocities. All unformed ideas become reality as desire is harnessed and transformed into action. The Mogen David jewel calls upon us to keep central the tenants of Judaism. From this center vivid pattern and color emerge in joyous vitality, symbolizing the kinetics of desire, with our promises of love and kindness.View more...
The exotic spice coast of Cochin India is the inspiration for the second of our Heritage Ketubah illuminations.
For at least 2000 years evidence of a Jewish presence in southwest costal India has been documented. by the 15th century, Cochin had grown a vibrant Jewish community which flourished in the spice and agricultural trades of the era.
Under the richly colored chuppah blowing in the scented breezes of the Indian spice coast, these delicately lettered ketubah vows offer beckoning promise to a marriage union blessed with love kindness and devotion.
Witnessed, symbolically, by family, friends and longstanding heritage of the Jewish communities around the world, “Kochi!” radiates a joyous blessing for todays couples from the ages of Jewish heritage in the sub Indian continent.View more...
This ketubah design by Amy Fagin is reminiscent of Majolica, the 14th century decorative pottery glaze art form. Introduced from Moorish Spain by way of Majorca and produced in Italy, it is typically rendered in five colors: cobalt blue, antimony yellow, iron red, copper green and manganese purple, painted on a white background. A rainbow of colors define this design.View more...
One Heart Ketubah
This smart and contemporary illumination speaks to the heart of love and marriage in the distinctive signature style of Amy’s work. An airy and organic intertwined double scroll forms a locking heart with two brilliantly colored and intricate patterned forms. This composition has an effortless flow which evokes pleasure, intimacy and the serendipitous nature of love.View more...
One Heart Second Edition
19″ x 23″ Limited Edition Giclee Reprodction Ketubah
With our “One Heart” ketubah now nearly sold out we've decided to offer a beautifully revised version of this brilliantly designed Ketubah graphic. “One Heart Second Edition” speaks to the heart of love and marriage in the distinctive signature style of Amy's contemporary vein of illuminated manuscripts. With an airy and quieter interpretation of this well loved ketubah illumination “One Heart Second Edition” affirms the effortless effort of a master work and reiterates the serendipity and pleasure of hearts united in love.View more...
Paeonia Arbor Ketubah
Innocence, tenderness and healing energy are conveyed in this romantic miniature composition. The traditional Chuppah canopy symbolizes the hospitality of the Jewish home of the betrothed and serves as a sacred, protected arch where ritual vows are undertaken in the presence of the Divine. Blushed Paeonia flowers adorn this open Chuppah composition. Commonly known as “Peony”, this flower is among the longest-used flowers in ornamental culture around the world and is known as “Flower of riches and honor”.View more...
The Passages ketubah strikes the viewer with its regality and composure. It is a design honoring the majesty of the wedding ritual and the important life transition for bride and groom, their families and friends. The lavender band suggest the tallis or chuppah, a holy covering for their ceremonial vows. The pillars are a traditional symbol of support and knowledge, and seated at the foot of them are the lions of Judea, the guardians of Jewish faith. A sense of mystery and thoughtful reflection develop within this work.View more...
Pure Joy Ketubah
This illumination vivaciously illustrates the subtle joys of life's flow of moments and threads together a fluid composition to frame your marriage vows. The mysteries of color, pattern and abstract composition combine into a palette of motion, reflection, wonder and emotional complexity in this signature illumination.
Light a candle! Arrange a spray of cut flowers! Fill a glass of wine! Absorb yourself in the reflection of light in a pool of water! Admire a beautiful work of art and celebrate your beloved with Pure Joy!View more...
The designs of these illuminated pages are derived from 15th century English and Italian Renaissance ornament. These lively and free form renderings are delightful reminders of the rich and varied decorative ornament created in 14th and 15th century Europe. Accompanied by thoughtful, contemporary Wedding and Anniversary vows, these miniatures are original 20th century artistic creations that will be enjoyed for generations.View more...
Rose Window Ketubah
The unearthly beauty of stained glass lies in its ability to yield colored light. The depths of colour captivate the mind with their luminescent intensity. Stained glass is a surface to look both “through” and “at,” bringing a paradoxical dimension to each panel; we can, in a sense, see through to another world. This ketubah design is based on traditional rose window stained glass architecture found in historic sanctuaries. The central panel, the circle and star, is an abstract kaleidoscope shape with a Mogen David centerpoint. Its sunburst expansion invites one to contemplate the essence of growth. In a canopy above the central panel wild roses intertwine in the living symbol of a chuppah. Two peacocks support the base of the vine, symbols of the soul of bride and groom. Adorning the supporting panels, two trees of life stand as testimony to the fruitful outcome of this happy covenant. Limited Edition Illuminated Hebrew Manuscript Lithograph.View more...
This ketubah is a clever and succinct rendition of an unrolling scroll. It was inspired by the beautiful K’riat Sh’ma, where we re-affirm our commitment to Jewish ritual by inscribing the Lord’s commanded words upon the door posts of our homes and gates. The angular position of the main text encourages the viewer to consider past, present and future. The scroll unwinds to read the written covenant between bride and groom; the prayer reads: “And you shall lay these words upon your heart and upon your soul.”View more...