Sunday, September 26, 2010

And I erected the miniature Sukka

or booth , as it is called(not that that helps, hardly any non-Jew knows what we mean by that). Well, you can find a general outline here.
I do have a RL sukka, but being a miniaturist, I decided ages ago that I would like to build my own miniature sukka, so I did. The murals are inspired by an old Sukka that stands in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem( picture uppermost).The dolls etc are snagged from my dolls houses each year.


  1. You were right Elly, I had never heard of sukka. Interesting to read about this festival. In Amsterdam I assume it is difficult to erect a full size sukka (where do you get all of those materials from?). The miniature version is looking very nice. Thanks for teaching me something new today!

  2. Thank you Josje!As you can see, mine isn't half as gorgeous as that museumthing:-)But is does the job quite well, actually.

  3. ¡Una escena preciosa! Es una forma de conocer Sukka.
    Me ha encantado todo lo de la mesa. Y los personajes estan muy elegantes.
    Besos Clara

  4. Thank you Clara. It was great fun making it, and as it is a flimsy structure in RL,too, it is not really hard to build one.It must have been the only "dolls house"I built from scratch

  5. elly, I LOVE your Sukka roombox! It came out wonderful. My neighbors came over to my yard and took some of my palm branches to build theirs as they were hosting a gathering of neighbors from our area. Yours came out darling on your balcony too.

  6. It must be lovely to have palm branches for roofing the Sukka.Unfortunately they don't exactly thrive in our nortern climes:-).We used to be able to buy evergreen branches here, but the guy who sold them has sold his business, so we make do with the ubiquitous bamboomats, which are suitable enough, but not as pretty or as good smelling.
    You are a generous lady, Patty! Hope your palm tree doesn't mind.