Making an Advah Chuppah
Each Advah chuppah (Jewish wedding canopy) is inspired by a poem. With that poem in mind, I begin with strokes of paint and pastel on large pieces of paper in my studio. As I create the foundational pieces for each chuppah, I strive to incorporate vivid colors and unique textures that will celebrate the joys and challenges of lifelong love.
When every surface in the studio is covered in paintings, it's time to move onto the next step. I scan high-resolution images of each painting, and then design each chuppah by building up layers of paintings on the computer. Each Advah chuppah is made of of dozens of paintings and close to a hundred layers.
Once the chuppah design is complete, the next step is to test the colors. I send chuppah designs to our textile printer, who sample the colors on our luxurious Italian linen and habotai silks. A few days later, an exciting envelope of color samples arrives, and color testing begins.
After fine-tuning the colors, each chuppah is printed by a state-of-the-art digital textile printer in Pennsylvania. An Advah chuppah is permanently dyed and lightfast, and meant to last a lifetime. (As with all textiles, we recommend that for long-term use you store or hang your chuppah outside of direct sunlight.)
Digital printing is considered to be more environmentally friendly than traditional screen-printing methods, because the printing process uses the exact amount of dye needed and minimizes the quantity of water needed to rinse the final product.
With the creation of each chuppah, we strive to create striking and meaningful works of art that you will cherish for your lifetime together. We invite you to look through our chuppot for sale to see if one catches your eye, and to sign up for our newsletter below as we regularly offer new designs for sale.