The Art of the Challah Board
A challah board’s primary purpose is to hold your bread during the Shabbat and Jewish holiday meals, but if you choose the right challah board, it can display your challah and be displayed in your home. A beautiful, hand engraved, customized challah board also makes a personal and meaningful engagement, wedding, or housewarming gift. My line of challah boards and seder plates combine both functional and beautiful materials. The boards have been carefully crafted to bring form and beauty together so that every time you use your board, you’re also able to admire and display it.
Jewish Home Decor
If you’re going to work with someone to bring a customized challah board or seder plate to fruition, then why not design a piece that will adorn your home as unique piece of Judaica art that can be passed on to your children. With so many different types of art-inspired Judaica pieces out there, it’s easy to find something that fits into many budgets and anyone’s style.
When does a functional piece become a work of art?
Judaic art (or Judaica) is a very well-known and long-standing art genre. For some time, the ritual objects used in everyday Jewish life have become a category of art all their own. A non-inclusive list would be menorahs, challah boards, mezuzot, Shabbat candlesticks, kiddush cups, Seder plates, Matzah holders, hamsas, and etrog holders. Judaic art is part of Jewish homes and synagogues. Judaica is also often found in kosher restaurants and kosher groceries. Judaica makes a house feel homey: an embroidered pillow on the sofa from Israel or handmade place mats with figs and pomegranates (two of the seven species listed in the Torah [wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives, and dates]) for the table.
Designing Your Own Challah Boards
Customizing your challah board or seder plate takes some creativity, but a Judaica design can be yours through personalization. Make it a piece that tells your story and fits into your home. Make a customized piece of Judaica as a housewarming gift or wedding present for someone special. Think about what materials you’d like whether that’s wood or porcelain, then consider what kind of imagery you want depicted. Do you want your family’s name or monogram engraved or painted on the item?
Beauty to Admire and Function to Use
When you look at a piece, do you see only beauty, or do you see both beauty and function? Or are these things separate for you? Let’s talk about it. Ask yourself: Can a functional piece be beautiful, too? My challah boards and seder plates have been purposefully designed to bring together both function and beauty in one place – becoming a piece to admire and use.
My line of challah boards and seder plates combine both functional and beautiful materials. The boards have been carefully crafted to bring these two together so that every time you use your board, you’re also able to admire and display it for its beauty. And like everything else in life, function can be beautiful in its own way too.
Unique Items as a Housewarming Gift or Wedding Present
If you’re looking for a housewarming gift, engagement gift, or wedding present, I have a one-of-a-kind selection of unique Judaica. Choosing your gift from Seeds of Tradition allows you to give a beautiful, customized, and personalized gift. This kind of heart-felt personalization warms hearts and creates smiles and will become treasured family heirlooms.
Unlike big stores that sell pre-made items that can add your name, I take pride in personalizing your customized piece of Judaica. I can, depending on your vision, carefully engrave a personalized message, an image meaningful to you, and/or art onto your Judaica so it’s one-of-a-kind. My process of creation of a unique piece of Judaica and then personalizing it is time consuming, but this is because my work is that of an experienced craftsman which will never be found anywhere else. I also provide fine craftsmanship as well as service. Once you’ve finished choosing your personalization options, you can sit back and relax, and I will email or text you when your piece of customized Judaica is ready to be shipped.
The wonderful thing about Judaica is that it isn’t only a beautiful piece to hang on a wall it is something you will use all the time.