Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, is a wonderfully festive holiday, filled with thanksgiving and hope for a sweet new year. It is customary to eat and recite special blessings on symbolic foods during the Rosh Hashanah meal.
Barbara Shaw commissioned colorful Rosh Hashanah placemats to make celebrating the festive meal even more fun. The placemat features a brightly colored print with symbolic foods and their corresponding blessings written in English.
The ten foods represented on the placemat are:
Pumpkin (gourd), Fish, Fish head, Beets, Pomegranate, Leeks, Dates, Carrots, Red Apple, Beans (Black Eyed Peas)
For those who practice this custom, you will love how the placemat revitalizes your table, and for those who would love to try something new, the placemat is a fun way to get started.
The placemats make lovely gifts for yourself or your loved ones.
- Handmade with love and care in Jerusalem
- 30 x 43 cm / 11.81 x 16.93 inches
- Laminated plastic
- Easy to clean
Laminated Rosh Hashanah Symbolic Foods Placemat, Set of Two
Barbara Shaw was born in Sydney, Australia, and made the bold decision to follow her heart and move to Israel in 1986.
Barbara has an incredible eye for color and design. When looking for unique, made-in-Israel gifts, she discovered that what she was looking for did not exist. She immediately went to work and designed bright, uniquely Israeli aprons, dish towels, and tote bags that she could give as gifts.
In 2008 she formally established her business. She expanded her line to include designs on ceramics, serving-ware, wood, glass, stationary, perspex, baby gifts, a Yiddish line, and t-shirts.
Barbara’s goal is to create beautiful, practical modern items that capture the spirit of Israel. Her tag line is “Jewish gifts that smile;) And it is hard to imagine not feeling joyful when looking at her functional art.
Barbara’s diverse team, which now includes her son Boaz, who is working on business development with his mom, is committed to excellence. All of Barbara’s gorgeous creations are made in her Jerusalem workshop.