L E T ' S M A K E S O M E T H I N G B E A U T I F U L T O G E T H E R
p r o c e s s
we want to create something that is entirely unique to you, or the person to whom you are gifting the artwork. so we will want to know a bit about you, or them, first.
the process takes place over a series of conversations -- phone, skype, or in-person meetings when possible -- during which the goal is to truly find out more about what makes you YOU. if you choose to work with us at TNK, you will be asked to fill out a fun & brief questionnaire via email, which includes sending us a few inspiration photos from a google image search that tell us a bit more about your aesthetic preferences & desires.
then, we have a brief discussion together where we solidify the specifics of the text & overall design -- how you want your NEW KETUBAH to look & exactly what you would like the text to say.
a 50% deposit is made. a rough sketch of your NEW KETUBAH will be created. edits are done via email/phone conversations. you approve. we at TNK go into production. payment of the remaining 50% is made. shipment . . . & then, the big day!
a r t w o r k
all artwork created by TNK is done on heavy-weight, acid-free papers in archival quality inks.
TNK emphasizes the exploration of tradition & the breaking of traditions; a love of color, but a desire for a clean & light aesthetic, embedded with details that reflect your story, layered with both jewish & american imagery, referencing what is most personal to you. all entirely custom. no mass production & no reproductions. totally unique & totally YOU.
l e t t e r i n g
the text of your NEW KETUBAH is hand-written in gorgeous inks by a master hebrew calligrapher, ami fagin. it can be done in a variety of colors with a stunning watercolor-like effect that feels modern & sleek, keeping with the beautiful hand-done tradition of ancient ketubot.
t i m i n g
we request at least three to four months to create your custom ketubah. we suggest that you leave an extra month before the big day simply to ensure no issues arise. so, a total of four to five months, ideally. another motto of ours: it's better to be safe than to be sorry. right?
ordering your ketubah in extreme advance is great! just keep in mind, you will want to ensure you have an exceptionally safe space in which to store it — someplace where you will not be worried about it. it is paper, so a dry, room-temperature spot (whether stored flat or in a tube) is best.
specific storage details & instructions on what to do with your NEW KETUBAH before the big day are included with the shipment.
rush orders are usually (but not always) possible, though they may incur extra charges & a higher hourly rate — make sure to inquire for details!
p r i c i n g the price of a NEW KETUBAH depends upon several factors: size, need for specific supplies, amount of estimated time, & the level of detail to the overall artwork, as well as factoring in a potential calligrapher’s or translator's needs if these service are being utilized in the creation of your NEW KETUBAH.
a NEW KETUBAH generally ranges from 1,000 — 1,500
smaller pieces & gifts from MORE THAN KETUBAH generally range from 200 — 500 let's talk & we can find something that is not just right -- but perfect -- for YOU.