Armenian Shalom Decorative Plate (C)
This elegantly designed, hand-made Armenian ceramic decorative plate features "Shalom" in Hebrew, English, and Arabic with a dove at the top carrying an olive branch. This is encircled by a wreath of wheat, olives, and grapes and an outer ring of flowers. In the Bible, the word shalom is most commonly used to refer to a state of affairs, one of well‑being, tranquility, prosperity, and security, circumstances unblemished by any sort of defect. Shalom is a blessing, a manifestation of divine grace. The dove symbolizes peace. The dove was the first animal to venture outside Noah's Ark as the flood waters subsided. Noah sent it to seek out inhabitable land. When it returned with an olive branch, he realized that G-d had indeed forgiven the human race and that it was time to reclaim the Earth. (Genesis 8:11)
This plate was designed by a master artist living in Israel. It's a remarkable present for people of all ages and backgrounds.
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Process of Manufacturing:
Each individual item is handmade with ceramic clay. Once complete it is placed in an oven at temp. 1000 C until hardened. Each piece is then hand painted using metallic and oxidized paint in order to keep its natural color. Again it is returned to the oven at the same temperature and finished with fine glazing.
Measures 10.5" in Diameter.
Hole in back for hanging.
Made in Israel
NOTE: Due to the handcrafted nature of this product, a piece may have slight variations, these do not reflect product flaws but rather the uniqueness of each hand-crafted piece.