Armenian Wooden Coaster with Ancient Jerusalem Motif
Size: 3.9" X 3.9" / 10 X 10 cm
This gorgeous, colorful coaster captures the splendor of ancient Jerusalem with its olive trees, ancient wall, famous towers and religious sites. The sky above has a peaceful, calm blue hue symbolizing peace.
Jerusalem, the holy city is important in the heart of every Jew and hence Jews recite the phrase "Im Eshkachech Yerusalayim, Tishkach Yemini"- "If I forget thee O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget her cunning". This wooden coaster is a beautiful depiction of Jerusalem in all its glory of rich colors and splendid olive trees, indigenous to the area. The famous, ancient towers, Kotel, Golden Dome and ancient wall are beautifully portrayed on the coaster. The use of the colors represents the ancient stone of Jerusalem known for its gold gleam when reflected by the sun. The colors of orange, red, yellow, blue and green offer an opulent appearance and the blue border is that of a typical Armenian design. The bottom of the coaster features the word Jerusalem in a semi-circle in black.This is great for placing on the table to rest glasses or cups on.
This wonderful wooden coaster can be used as a decorative ornament or as part of a set with other ceramics to serve guests on special occasions.
Bring a of touch art, history, culture and Jerusalem to someone's home with this lovely piece.
Note: Armenian ceramics are delicate and should be treated with care. Each piece is individually hand made with the ancient skill of mixing and shaping clay and water and then placing the object in an oven or kiln at a temperature of 1000°C until it hardens. The piece is then beautifully hand painted with metallic and oxidized paint, maintaining a natural color and then placed again in the oven at the same temperature. The finishing touch is one of fine glazing.