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Medieval Rosh Hashanah

Client: Gmina Wyznaniowa Żydowska w Poznaniu (Jewish Community in Poznań)

Task: to design decorations for Rosh Hashanah

* Rosh Hashanah is a Judaic New Year holiday, the first day of the Jewish calendar.

The challenge of this project was group work and a small budget.

Technique: fabric, self-adhesive silver foil

Guidelines:

• decorations should be reusable

• we should refer to the traditional symbols of this holiday

• decorations should be easy to hang and maintain appearance for over a week

Design:

• We decide to use 6 classic symbols referring to the Rosh Hashanah tradition: bee, pomegranate, apple, fish, horn, Torah scroll

• Due to previous experience with this space, we propose large decorative elements

• A very simple hanging system using the existing slat assembly system in the rooms

• We planned vertical banners spread over the walls of 3 rooms

Selected materials:

• fabric – easy to clean and store

• self-adhesive foil – allows you to easily change, update or recycle decorations for other holidays

Considering the tradition of a common meal for all members of the commune and guests accompanying all major holidays, we decided to give the hall the character of a feast, a festive banquet by creating banners in the medieval style.

/ October 2019

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Gmina Wyznaniowa Żydowska w Poznaniu
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