Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ancient Ways - Purim's coming soon! Thank you Esther!

I know you are used to reading Organic Odysseys news here but did you know I have another store? Yes, it's called AlmostARTifacts. I have been facinated with ancient things for practically all my life. I love going to museums and also libraries and now online to see antiquities from times past. Not long ago I was doing some looking around on the internet seeing what I could find out about any antiquities or artifacts from Esthers time.

I came across this section of the Megillah ( Hebrew for Scroll of Esther) that was written on Papyrus in Ancient Greek, found in an Egyptian dump. All the scrolls found there are called the Oxyrhynchos scrolls. This particular fragment I saw was missing many letters but many could still be read. This inspired me to try to make different pieces using this fragile piece of history. I have tried to come up with different items rendering them in a faux ivory and bone, ebony and onyx, and antiqued to look as if these could have been found alongside the papyrus.
Purim will be here in a few days. We are told in the book of Esther that through all our generations we are to remember and celebrate this time when Esther saved her people from the evil Haman.

You can find all these in my other store, AlmostARTifacts and right now until the end of March the shipping is free on all Purim section items. Take a look and let me know what you think, I love comments!


  1. wow, I was clueless you had this store. I love your "ancient artifacts"!

    evil Hamen boooooo hisssssss :)

  2. I love your new artifacts store. I love reading the Old Testament; Esther being one of my favorite stories. Your new jewelry captures the beauty of that time so well.

  3. Thank you both!

    Yes, boooo, hisss!!!!! :)



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