The Kiddush cup
Hand made Kiddush Cups made of olive wood from Jerusalem mountain decorate with silver and various of precious Gemstones.
Kiddush cup has a symbolic value in the Jewish culture and Judaica and in particular. Kiddush cup can accommodate to variety of special events:
Friday night Kiddush, synagogue item, a wedding or a special gift for people who love.
The combination of olive wood with Sterling silver (925) and gemstones creates a special interest that makes each Kiddush cup to an art creation.
The main raw material for the Kiddush cups is olive wood.
The olive tree is known to its unique properties and appears in Judaism a variety of contexts and works of judaica , but especially the olive tree symbolizes the relationship of man to the ground.
The wood work
After the branch or trunk was found,
the artist begins to thinking about possible designs,
when his mind is the intention to leave as much as possible the appearance of his Natural look to maintain the power of the branch or trunk. Formulation and carving the shape of the olive tree trunk can take a long time; at the workshop you can be find many parts of the olive tree waiting for a moment of inspiration from the artist. Sometimes the artist has a vision of how the Kiddush cup should look and sometimes while working we get’s the final shape. At the end of the process after the carving, the wood goes through a process of lubrication and preservation to which can last for many years.
Sterling silver decoration
The next step - decoration Kiddush cup. The raw material will be usually Sterling silver and variety precious stones.
The silver elements taken from the world of Judaism: Star of David, Jerusalem, Menorah and other symbols. This process requires a delicate and precise work, sometimes one mistake can ruin a long working time. In addition the face-plated of the Kiddush cup is also covered with silver so that the Kiddush cup is not only unique art product, but also useful, you can drink from it and use it in a variety of events - from the Kiddush on Friday night to sanctify marriage, synagogues and the like.
Completion of the Kiddush cup
Kiddush cup was not ready. Once designed and decorations all that’s left is:
Finishes: minor repairs, silver polish, extra funding and at The Kiddush cup is going out of the workshop and moved to the judaica gallery .
Ultimately, work on the Handmade Kiddush cup can last for many days the process is complex, creative and combines two major disciplines - woodwork and metalwork.
Create and eventually received a single Judaica Creation that is one of a kind.
Wedding kiddush cups
Wedding and Jewish wedding in particular is an exciting event where the bride and groom are getting married.
Unique wedding kiddush cup made of wood and decorated with silver and precious stones can add a wedding ceremony honor and distinction.
The kiddush cup is useful, you can bless and drink from Kiddush cup and on the other hand this Judaica art item is left as a good memory for long marriage. l'chaim
See also Vintage Kiddush cups:
Jerusalem Kiddush cup
Copper Kiddush cup