Berit Engen: WEFT and D'RASH – Weaving a Thousand Jewish Tapestries
Berit Engen: WEFT and D'RASH – Weaving a Thousand Jewish Tapestries


THE SCROLL  HERSELF  (I)
– PIFS: Parchment, Ink, Feather, Scribe

 
I remember the awe that filled the sanctuary in our synagogue many years ago when an older scribe, a sofer STaM, came to talk about the holiness of the Torah scroll itself. While I was used to studying the text, this way to look at the book appealed to the artist in me: tools, materials, calligraphy, and rules for executing the crafts needed to complete the task of making a scroll from scratch to finished object, not to mention hard work, dedication, and a sense of a higher purpose.

​(4/4 tapestries)

 The Scroll (I)  The Scroll (I)
 The Scroll (I)  The Scroll (I)
Bibliography section article Bibliography Section Catalog Bibliography Section Web Link PDF icon small Sold Dot