B1619. Hebrew Calligraphy Styles/Jonas Hebrew Calligraphy Styles
By Gina Jonas. 1996. Second edition. 24pp. 5.25"x 8.25". Paper.
Jonas has revised and reprinted her instructional manual adding three contemporary styles and reworking some of the original ones to make them closer to historical models.
Covers Sephardi, Ashkenazi, Ancient, and Mizrachi. Exemplar, ductus and notes on construction given for each style.
The decorated ketubbah (marriage contract) has been an integral part of Jewish marriages for over two millennia; nowadays, it can often be seen prominently displayed in the homes of married Jewish couples. A legal document bearing the signatures of two witnesses, it outlines the bridegroom's obligations toward his bride, including a repeated commitment to "cherish, honor, support, and maintain" her. The laws regulating the relations between Jewish wives and husbands and their commitments to each other - symbolically embodied in the ketubbah - have remained remarkably consistent.
The ketubbot reproduced on these cards are from the collection of The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary, one of the finest such collections in the world.
Twenty assorted 5"x7" blank note cards (5 each of 4 styles) with envelopes and decorative box.
$14.95. SALE $9.95. 2/$8.95ea 3/$7.95ea (same or assorted)