Ketubahs by Melody
Behind every art piece is a unique inspiration.
FAQ's: What is a ketubah?
A. Ketubah is a woman’s bill of rights that involves a monetary commitment. Historically speaking, the rabbis did not want a man to divorce his wife since women used to be dependent on men. You’re not allowed to live with your partner until there is a ketubah, and its main purpose is to give a woman a sense of protection. The ketubah has less importance now but nevertheless is still important.
Request a Custom Piece
If you are looking to have your ketubah designed from scratch or add accent colors, monograms, or tweak a few things to an already existing design, custom options are for you. I work with couples in having their ideas and visions transmitted into their own unique Ketubah, even if the couple doesn’t have a clear idea of the outcome.
“We absolutely love our Ketubah from Melody. She worked with us not only to design it exactly to our taste, but also with our Rabbi to get the wording exactly right. It was absolutely perfect and it looks so beautiful in our home. Thank you Melody for delivering such a perfect work of art that we will treasure forever.”
-Marni & Ariel, Philadelphia
The Making of A Ketubah
The Making of A Ketubah
About the Artist
Hi there fellow art lover and appreciator! Welcome and thank you for stopping by my page! A little about myself and background. Ever since I was a child I doodled away and have been highly invested in art making. As time went on, my art making practices have evolved towards conceptual and storytelling. I tend to find meaning in the details and the mundane, and am passionate about sharing my unique perspective with others to see what they cannot see through my art.
I received my BFA in fine art and have been designing ketubahs since 2014. Although I focus mainly on papercut designs, I also work with wooden, mixed media, and other one of a kind projects such as displaying poetry instead of a ketubah text within a design. Some of my sources of inspiration are drawn from Japanese illustration, Chinese folk art, the Grimm’s Brothers, and stories from Tanakh. As much as I love what I do, overtime I realized that I am a people person and enjoy the process of meeting with clients and making profound connections with them more than the art of the actual making art.
So as a people person, designing ketubot has turned into a side hobby and my real profession has transformed me into an educator who loves to work with children. Who says you cannot do both?
Ce la vie.
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