Chain-stitched hand embroidery on raw cotton using various colors of silk, gold and silver threads
Approximately: 7 1/2" diameter
Artist Yair Emanuel, a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, lives and works in Jerusalem.
Born in Kibbutz Sha'alavim, he grew up in an Orthodox home and later in life adopted a more pluralistic approach to Judaism.
This background influenced Emanuel's style of Judaic art, which is based upon a fusion of traditional motifs and ancient Jewish manuscripts with modern and Oriental art.
Vivid and harmonious colors as well as a mixture of the old and the new characterize Emanuel's work, which is designed and crafted in his Jerusalem studio.
The principal techniques utilized encompass painting on silk, hand-embroidery, raw-silk appliqu頡nd painting on wood