The Koresh Collection is an amazing assortment of products designed and crafted in Jerusalem by Koresh Boteach. With items that are both pleasant to look at and inspiring to the spirit, anything by Koresh is certain to make you want to add to your collection of Judaica.
Koresh Boteach was raised in Jerusalem after emigrating with his family from Iran as a young child. Growing up in Jerusalem, he was exposed to all the different cultures that make up the city, and got to explore first hand many of the locations that help to make it such a unique city. Initially in life he chose to study agriculture, but was drawn away from that and to the artistic world.
Living in a city as meaningful and history filled as Jerusalem, Koresh had no shortage of inspirations when he decided to venture into art. He fell in love with Jerusalem stone, the rock that is mined in the Judean Hills and is the outer finish of all buildings in Jerusalem. He loves how every piece quarried is unique, and takes time to polish and finish the stones himself to make sure they are as beautiful to the customer as they are to him.
Along with the stones, Koresh incorporates glass and metals into his works, adding to the variety amongst his pieces. Koresh creates items meant for all occasions, from mezuzahs to Hanukkah Menorahs. And within each form, there is plenty of variations for fans of everything from traditional stone items all the way to things for people prefer more color in their home décor. Amongst his most amazing mezuzahs are ones which have a stone backing, and a glass front. Although colored, the class is set so that it can be seen through, making the actual home blessing scroll visible, a lovely detail not often thought of.
Koresh finds ways to take popular symbols within Judaism (the hamsa, Star of David, and others) and incorporate them into his pieces, making beautiful creations that serve both as amazing presents and as a treat to yourself for your own home.
Browse World of Judaica's gallery for a wonderful selection of items designed and crafted by Koresh.