Papercut Ketubah Designs
by Oren Loloi
Fine Art and Jewish Tradition
Papercut ketubahs have been in the Jewish tradition for centuries, but the ketubah itself has been with us for much longer than that. We have a record spanning back over two thousand years of Jewish couples getting married with a ketubah. It is the cornerstone of a Jewish wedding and symbolizes the marriage itself. It is fitting then, that you would want to honor your marriage with a beautiful ketubah to proudly display for a lifetime.
Thank you for visiting Papercuts By Oren. Please take a look at my designs. They are modern, stylish, and fit today's aesthetic styles. You can find my work either in my shop section, my Etsy page, and you can find ketubah prints in our sister shop, KetubahbyOren.com
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What is a Ketubah?
Simply put, a ketubah is the Jewish marriage contract. It is one of three basic requirements for a Jewish wedding according to Jewish law, the other two being the chuppah and the bride's ring. Everything else in a Jewish wedding is extraneous. Without these three items, the wedding ceremony cannot be performed. The ketubah has been with us for thousands of years. It was the first document securing the rights of the bride. The text may seem dated, but we still use the same text that was used in ceremonies so many generations ago. Our ketubot are 100% according to halakha and are appropriate for any Orthodox couple. We also provide ketubahs for modern weddings to serve the needs of Conservative, Reform, and Humanist or Secular couples.After the wedding day, only the photos, rings and the ketubah remain as mementos. Whereas photos end up in an album, only to be looked at occasionally, the ketubah is displayed prominently in the home, always reminding the husband and wife of their commitment to one another and the obligations the took upon themselves. The ketubah is a work of art that holds a lot of meaning, making it precious like few other things can be. And most of all, throughout the years it will serve as a reminder of one of the most beautiful days in a couples' life.
The ornate branches ketubah with an all new silver backing. More specular and higher contrast. It has to be seen when it bounces back some sunlight
It’s wonderful to hear back from past clients. Brian and Deena were kind enough to share these beautiful photos from their wedding. Their ketubah is the Helios design in white, gray and gold.
A few finishing touches before the weekend. This is the part that requires the most concentration. One lapse and it’s a redo