“An accomplished woman, who can find? Her value is far beyond pearls.”
This image is an expression of a 3,000 year old hymn
outlining the all-encompassing virtues of
a woman of valor.
The Book of Proverbs concludes with this 22 versed, acrostic poem.
The conclusion of the hymn states that a woman’s deeds
are the ultimate testimony to her greatness.
Traditionally, Aishet Chayil is recited in Jewish homes
when Shabbat is welcomed on Friday evening.
This tribute is often interpreted as a metaphor for the Sabbath Queen,
the Torah, the Shechina (G-d’s feminine aspect) and the soul.
The multi-layered orb represents the depth of a woman of valor
with her many accomplishments and abilities.
Pearls are found throughout the design to remind us
of the value of such a woman.
They also form the top of a crown, alluding to the Sabbath Queen
as well as the author, King Solomon.
The flowing lines remind us that life, strength and spirituality
flow through this source, a woman of valor.
In contrast to the lyrical movement, the vertical shafts in red
anchor the woman to the ultimate source, Adonai.