Contemporary Judaica Art Havdalah Besamim Tower Dadaist Assemblage
Havdalah Spice Besamim, B'somim Whole Cloves Box, Post Modern Artwork, Contemporary Jewish Art, Judaica Handmade Art, Small Table Figurine, Contemporary Religious Art, Mixed Media Assemblage, Small Collage Sculpture, Mystical Kabbalah Inspired Art, Conrado Maleta, Independent Artist based in Brooklyn NYC
Title, Havdalah Towers for a terrenal Messianic Prince.
2019, 24 X 7 X 6 centimeters approximate. Main materials, silicon hand model, eggshells, bone beads, faux coral, trash, recycled toys.
Work done in New York, USA and one of the pieces of new art project close to architecture modeling and religious imaginery. This is an art project not a religious accessory properly and has no intention for being used as a Havdalah set, but as an art object. This is an original artwork. Only one 1/1 of a kind
Havdalah (Hebrew: הַבְדָּלָה, "separation") is a Jewish religious ceremony that marks the symbolic end of Sabbath and ushers in the new week. The ritual involves lighting a special havdalah candle with several wicks, blessing a cup of wine and smelling sweet spices. Shabbat ends on Saturday night after the appearance of three stars in the sky. Some communities delay the Havdalah in order to prolong Shabbat.
Spices, called besamim in Hebrew, often stored in an artistically decorative spice container in order to beautify and honor the mitzvah, are handed around so that everyone can smell the fragrance. In many Sephardi and Mizrahi communities, branches of aromatic plants are used for this purpose, while Ashkenazim have traditionally used cloves.
The central blessing of the Havdalah is the following paragraph, of which there are variants:
Blessed art thou, God, our Lord, King of the Universe
Holiness from the everyday,
Light from dark,
Israel from the nations,
The seventh day from the six workdays.
Blessed art thou, God,
Who distinguishes holiness from the everyday.