An important part of the Passover seder is the hiding of the afikomen, and Emanuel has made a charming embroidered bag to enhance this tradition. Hiding the afikomen is great fun, especially for kids. The broken piece of matzah is hidden at the start of the seder. It is up to the kids to find it and ransome it to the head of the household before the meal may be concluded.
This simple afikomen bag is embroidered with pomegranates, with the word afikomen written in Hebrew.
Emanuel’s are packaged by members of Shekel Community Services, an Israeli not-for-profit organization that provides work for adults with special needs.
- Embroidered on fabric
- 30 x 33 cm / 11.81 x 12.99 inches
Embroidered Afikomen Cover
Yair Emanuel is a prolific artist and creator of Israel’s most recognized and loved Judaica. His creative use of colors, textures, and images from the land of Israel makes his beautiful works of art instantly recognizable.
Born on Kibbutz Sha’alvim in central Israel, Emanuel developed his artistic talent as a young man at the prestigious Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. While studying in Jerusalem, he fell in love with the Holy City and decided to make it his home. His studio is located in the heart of Jerusalem. The city influences many of his beautiful works of art, decorated with scenes from the Old City of Jerusalem. His other works celebrate the seven species of the land of Israel with charming depictions of wheat, barley, rye, pomegranates, grapes, olives, and figs.
Emanuel’s designs are infused with his love for Judaism, a respect for tradition blended with his joyful embrace of color and innovation. His Judaica is represented in various mediums from painted wood, textiles, and metal. Each piece that he makes is unique while recognizably ‘Emanuel.’