Rikma Art is your source for custom embroidered Judaica art
Our vibrant fabrics and textures, layered with unique embroidery,
put a twist on tradition. Choose from our store or design a custom order item with us.
Netilat Yadayim Towels • Challah Covers • Wedding Keepsakes
Baby + Toddler Gifts • Tallit & Tefillin Bags • Atarot • Family Trees Holiday Items • Parochet • Heirloom Chuppahs
Gallery of Our Work
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ABOUT RIKMA ART
Rikma Art draws inspiration from the rich textile and costume traditions which flourished amongst the Jews of the Middle East for hundreds of years.
In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, in honor of festive familial and communal celebrations, the Jews of Iraq, Tunisia, Yemen and Morocco were known to wear sumptuously dyed fabrics, often embellished with elaborate silk embroidery and ornamented with delicate applique work.
In keeping with this legacy, Rikma Art's stunning designs utilize a vibrant color palette and feature exquisite embroidery detail.
We strive to revitalize and reimagine traditional Jewish textile arts by infusing modern techniques into age old craft traditions. All of our items are hand-made to the highest standards.
It is our hope that the beautiful ritual items that we design for you will adorn both your personal and religious celebrations for generations to come.
Turning an original idea into embroidery art is a highly specialized craft that requires time, skill and experience to be performed well.
The art of converting an image into embroidery is called "digitizing". There's no magic button that does this with just a click; the sequence of each and every stitch is deliberate and "pathed" digitally by hand! Choosing the stitch type, direction each stitch runs and where stitches start and stop are personalized for each design.
Hebrew font embroidery is especially challenging because a library of pre-digitized fonts does not exist, as it does with English fonts. Each and every letter on our personalized items is hand-digitized from scratch.
As artists and master digitizers, we work constantly to improve our technical skills on our state-of-the-art equipment to design and stitch out one-of-a-kind embroidery art.
The artists behind all Rikma Art designs are Barbara Ast and Bonita Goldmeier. Our studio is located in St. Louis, Missouri.