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Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework

The logo of the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework. The logo of the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework.

The Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework was set up in 1977 by a group of professional Jewish needle artists in New York. These women shared a common interest in Jewish tradition and the desire to create new and beautiful ceremonial objects for the home and synagogue. The Guild publishes the Paper Pomegranate.

The Guild's mission is to pass needlework traditions to other generations of women and men through the sharing of knowledge and techniques needed to create handcrafted items intended for both Jewish ritual and cultural use.

The Guild takes its name specifically from Exodus 39, verses 24 - 25; "And they made upon the hem of the robe pomegranates of blue, and purple, and scarlet and twined linen" which describes the garments of Aaron the High Priest. 

Guild's website  (retrieved 19 September 2016).

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 19 September 2016).

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Last modified on Monday, 19 September 2016 19:00