The Jerusalem Woven Multi-Layer Papercut
An exquisite and contemporary example of a traditional Jewish art form. Granot is the modern day master of Judaica paper cuts. Granot’s signature window on Jerusalem, the major influence in his work, sits at the center of this multilayered paper cut, around which are hand cut phrases from liturgy extolling the beauty and holiness of Jerusalem. 9 Layers of paper.
The liturgy surrounding the central design comes from the Amidah and from Birkat Hamazon (the blessing after meals). There are two separate prayers. Translated, they say: May we build holy Jerusalem quickly in our time; Blessed are you, oh Lord, who builds Jerusalem – amen.
Materials: Handwoven paper; multi-layer papercut
Size: 24″ x 31″ framed
Central Image: 9″ x 15″
Woven Paper: 18″ x 24″
Meet the Artist: Archie Granot
Papercuts are a traditional art form used in many Judaica designs, and Israeli artist Archie Granot is one of the leading papercut artists in the world. His creative papercuts - the ketubah, mizrach, mezuzah, birkat habayit (blessing for the Jewish home) and more - both revive and continue a traditional Jewish art form while innovating against it. Distinguished by multiple layers of paper, Granot produces creative and beautiful papercuts - complex and impressive works, each cut with surgical scalpel - that require a lengthy and intuitive process of creation, a process often hidden beneath the multiple layers of paper. Curves and links are interwoven creating incredible depth, texture and movement. Archie Granot's use of Hebrew inscriptions, hand cut in astonishingly precise calligraphic letters, is an integral part of his papercuts.Learn More