In the Jewish tradition the chuppah (canopy) symbolizes the creation of a new home and family and the divine protection and peace spread over a couple joining in marriage. Wendy weaves each chuppah with the intention of love and harmony focusing on each couple’s commitment to one another and the future they are building together during this sacred ceremony.
Two “ikat”-style prayer shawls were sewn together for the wedding ceremony and then separated as individual tallitot for the couple’s first blessing as wife and husband.
hand-dyed cotton, metallics
two 30″x 72″ prayer shawls
60″ x 72″ as chuppah