Sunday, December 5, 2010

Pirsum Project - Circa 1700s


YDL sent in this photo of a family heirloom menorah.
It's too delicate to light, but it's quite interesting.
If you look closely, it says "shelachanukah", which happens to be the minhag in KAJ.

4 comments:

Hasya Ya'ara said...

It's truly beautiful.

Happy Chanukah!

Leora said...

That is lovely. Wow, what craftsmanship.

Rivki said...

Wow. That's fantastic. And neat that they still have it. I'd love to have family heirlooms.

Your blog looks great, btw. It's been a while since I stopped by, and I love the new look.

YDL said...

It's actually pretty cool when it is lit (on the rare occasion). The wicks pull the oil over the top, and into the trough. It ends up in the buckets and can be reused. On the other hand, we've always wondered about the two naked angels. Really strange...