Citadel of David Silk Tie
“Also he (King Hezekia) strengthened himself, and built up all the wall that was broken, and raised it up to the towers and repaired Millo in the city of David and made darts and shields in abundance” (Chronicles II 32:5)
The tie features a scene depicting the tower from a westerly view. The scene below the tower is of a grove of olive trees of some which are hundreds of years old. This impressionistic illustration helps portray the tower as a Jerusalem Icon through time. The Tower of David dominates the old city from its highest point.
The Holy City - Silk Tie
“Then Solomon began to build the house of God at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where God appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite”. (Chronicles II 3:1)
The tie features a mosaic of scenes depicting places of importance to each religion. The name of the city is written in the languages of Hebrew, Arabic and English around the city emphasizing the unique blend which help shape this city.
History has shown us the importance of the physical relationship we have with certain places. Whether it is a pilgrimage site, an event which has occurred or will occur at a certain location, or words within a sonnet enlivening a town, city or building, an intimate bond is forged with these, most holy places.
Many landmarks can be found in Israel, which is referred to as ” The Land of the Bible”. Our art and literature have caused us to gain a psychological connection with places.