Exhibition: Hand-Crafted Noisemakers at Bar Ilan University

Exquisitely hand-crafted pieces by Iranian-born Israeli artist Aviv Cohen.

March 23, 2011 14:57
Child with Purim noisemaker

Purim noisemaker 311. (photo credit: Tzohar)


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Bar-Ilan University's Central Library in Ramat Gan is featuring a Purim exhibition of exquitely hand-crafted noisemakers by Iranian-born Israeli artist Aviv Cohen.

Noisemakers are used during the megilah reading to symbolically erase the mention of name of the evil minister Haman who sought the annihilaiton of ancient Persia's Jews .

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In crafting this series of rich and colorful noisemakers in a unique variety of geometric shapes, Cohen  has used a number of woods. He has incorporated Jewish symbols into his designs, as well as Flora and fauna. There are carvings, jewelry mountings, platings, and goldsmith works with inscriptions.

The noisemakers will be remain in display through April 7.

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