Feb 4, 2008

Knitted Chuppah


This amazingly beautiful Knitted Chuppah, featured in the summer '07 issue of Interweave Knits Magazine, was made by Kat Coyle. Chuppah, which symbolizes the new home the couple standing under it is about to create, in Hebrew means a covering, and according to some Jewish traditions refers to a wrapping garment or a veil. (You'll find some couples will wrap themselves in a Tallit while under the Chuppah to include this interpretation of the word Chuppah, as well.) This knitted Chuppah gives one a warm, cozy feel as if one was wrapped in the fabric, and the white is simply illuminating.

Here's a photo of another Knitted Chuppah, this one from mayarn.com.

1 comment:

Lana I said...

That is stunning. I love the idea of keeping the chuppah as a beautiful bed throw -- such am amazing heirloom that can be passed down to children. This is a great idea.