Pomegranates 12*14 cm

"I went down to the grove of nut trees to look at the new growth in the valley, 

to see if the vines had budded  or the pomegranates were in bloom."

 

Pomegranates have always held a unique position in the images and imagery of the ancient Jewish people, as well as among other Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cultures. They represent life and rebirth, potential, romance, erotic love, fecundity and mystery – and continue to do so to this day as anyone reciting the Rosh Hashanah blessings well knows.

In the Song of Songs the Pomegranate describes the beauty of the woman as " Your lips are like a scarlet ribbon; your mouth is lovely. Your temples behind your veil are like the halves of a pomegranate."

 When the Gemarah describes the appearance of Rabbi Yohanan it refers to pomegranate seeds served on a silver platter.

During the First and Second Temple periods, the Pomegranate adorned new construction projects, was displayed on coins, and inscribed on clay candle sticks and other household items. The fringes of the coat of the high priest were decorated with pomegranates and golden bells, and in the First Temple, the crowns of the pillars were decorated with copper pomegranates.

Now, you have a chance to carry on this venerable tradition with our series of decorative pomegranates.

The series of decorative pomegranates for the home comes in two sizes: a 12*14 and 18*22 stainless steel frame, with a colorful imprint studded with Swarovski stones.

 

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