And I will sprinkle pure water upon you (Ezekiel 36:25)A widespread Jewish custom known as mayim achronim is to wash the hands after a meal but before reciting grace after meals. The custom involves passing a small silver vessel filled with water and an accompanying silver dish, to greet the coming blessing with purity and splendor. The Filigree Small Mayim Achronim is a tribute to the work of silversmiths from the Yemenite Jewish community. Filigree is the traditional decoration made by repeatedly twisting and wrapping small silver wires. This work requires great skill and patience as the silversmith repeats the pattern over and over again. The result is both thrilling and unique- a living memory from Yemen’s ancient community.
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.