They were approaching their 25th anniversary and she wanted to get him something unique. Like a Ketubah, to be displayed in their bedroom, but not a Ketubah.

Most people don't know what parchment is and if they know, they couldn't identify whether a book's pages are paper or parchment- even with a magnifying glass!

Is it parchment, paper, parchment paper, vellum, transparent vellum.... And isn't parchment a form of paper? Give me a break. Misunderstandings abound!

Calligraphy is one of those professions where people ask for unusual things. This seems to be true across the centuries and across cultures.
In the year 2000 I heard a lecture at the Society of Scribes. The presenter, an art historian, spoke about a famous 12th century Chinese calligrapher who was asked to write surprising things on surprising surfaces.

L'dor v'dor
From generation to generation

Here at The Gorst Studio we attract people who believe in
Passing down traditional practices and elevating the next generation.

We love our Manuscript illumination and calligraphy heritage. And are committed to these art forms surviving to the 22nd century.

This project commemorates a bat mitzvah.


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