Embroidery and Sacred Text introduces nineteen new designs in Judaic and
Biblical embroidery, in stunning photographs of Rachel Braun’s original and colorful needlework. The author has embellished sacred texts from liturgy, piyyut (prayerful poetry) and Bible in creating her designs, in embroidery canvasses stitched in ‘blackwork’ embroidery technique. Erudite and insightful commentary accompanying each piece adds a spiritual dimension for appreciating the designs and for understanding the associations of sacred text and art.
Rachel Braun explores how Jewish and Biblical texts can be embroidered – literally and figuratively – in original needlecraft designs. The results have been elegant and inspiring, and have graced the walls of libraries and places of worship.