12 Tribes ~ (w/o compass)
The twelve ancient tribes of Israel symbolizes the unity of individuals coming together as one. From each individual tribe a new family was born.
The images in the ketubah are very tribal, and within you can see African figures holding horns, dancing and tribal geometric shapes from corner to corner. The feel of earth, wind and the tribes spread through out the land of Israel and is expressed within the compass at the bottom, and at each side of the ketubah:
In the bacground, old artifacts from early ages, such as the Menorah, an old cup, and Chamsa, barley and wheat symbolizes luck and wealth. The mosaic around the the symbols of the 12 tribes was inspired by an ancient synagogue in Beit Alfa, Israel that was discovered in 1929 by archaeologists from the Hebrew University.T