Honey and milk are under thy tongue (Song of Songs 4:11)When the New Year comes it brings with it a fresh breeze of renewal. A prominent New Year tradition is the custom of dipping apples into honey to “renew us for a good and sweet year”. In honor of the occasion we decorate the holiday table in all it finery; including elegant vessels to contain the delicious, sweet honey. The Filigree Honey Dish is a rousing tribute to the skills of the Yeminite Jewish silversmiths. These hand-crafted decorations are formed by repeatedly twisting and wrapping thin threads of pure silver wire. This ancient technique is a cherished favorite of Hazorfim’s master silversmiths who create well-known filigree patterns that result in a beautiful piece of silver art. This opulent honey dish combines pure silver and pure honey which shines through the clear glass to create a breathtaking sight.
At Hazorfim, we chose to design a collection to pay homage to the special art of the Jews of Yemen and so we created the Filigree Collection, the central motif being crafted filigree. Filigree is the art of decorating by using fine silver threads spliced and wound in artistic patterns to form large, impressive silver decorations which adorn the pieces.
Filigree requires infinite patience as the craftsman persistently returns hundreds or thousands of times to the basic decoration pattern creating the spectacular adornments on the edges of each piece.