Purim noisemaker 311.
(photo credit: Tzohar)
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 .
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.