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Signs series: Decorated ceramic signs

About the series

Background

Decorated ceramic signs can be found in many places in the world, but mainly in Spain and Portugal , .
The signs that are usually used to indicate street names usually contain the name of the street and around it a colorful decorated frame.

Bezalel signs
Signs found mainly in Jerusalem, and some of them were made at the beginning of the twentieth century.
The signs were made by the workshops of the "Bezalel" school . Additional signs (mainly in the old city) were made by the Armenian artist David Ohanisian (This sign initially appeared only in Arabic and English, and after the Six Day War the Hebrew part was added).

About the signs

The rectangular signs are made of ceramic, and almost always consist of several tiles that together form the sign .

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