A Brief History of Design: Part I Canopies of State and of Matrimony
7 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2014
Date Written: October 7, 2013
The paper discusses the origins of the Jewish Wedding Canopy (Chupah) using traditional Jewish sources and compares the form and history to that of the Baldachins used by heads of state, proposing that the Chupah, in its current format, takes its design from the design used in Palaces and in royal processions.
Keywords: chuppah, chuppa, huppa. wedding canopy, baldachins, Isserles, royal canopy, baronial bedrooms
JEL Classification: B30, B31, Z10
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