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Pomegranate 1

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8” x 8.5”/220mm x 235mm (wool/acrylic, embroidery cotton silk on cotton weft).

Artist’s collection. Woven over a period of approximately 50 hours.


This is the first of two pomegranate tapestries. The Jewish people are compared to this special fruit in that their mitzvot (good deeds) are as numerous as the seeds of a pomegranate. The pomegranate is also one of the seven species which grow in the Holy Land over which a unique after-blessing is said. Here I used fine shimmery threads so that the fibres and colours would appear to vibrate together, flowing in and out of each other like a constantly moving and rippling stream hinting to the energising life force within.

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