Custom Ketubah: Cherubim Papercut
by Peggy H. Davis

An example of a Custom designed, hand lettered and painted ketuba by Peggy H. Davis.
This couple came to meet with the artist armed with numerous ideas and picture sources. They had a photo of an Italian ketubah which provided the floral trellis border, of two styles of cherubim which were combined to make these, and ideas for the four papercut circles, representing the mikvah, the chuppah, home (Shabbes candles) and the groom's profession, butcher, represented by the lion, the symbol of the Jewish butchers of Prague. The crown over the text is a Yemenite wedding crown in the museum of the synagogue in which they were married.
Please note: This illustration is from a photograph of the ketuba taken with uneven lighting and the colors are not faithful reproductions of the original.

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