Three layers of borders surround this Orthodox Aramaic and Reform English handmade ketubah. The outer layer is a selection from Song of Songs and features miniature fruits, vegetables, and animals interspersed amongst the Hebrew and English lettering.
The center border features flowers of different sizes filling the space around a male and female pair of blue buntings, perched in a branch. Surrounding the birds in Hebrew, "I have found my soul's delight."
The innermost border is filled with more flowers.
The text is hand-calligraphed.
22 x 30, gouache, colored pencil, and ink on handmade cotton paper, 2009.