For the Child Who Is Unable To Ask,Thou Shalt Explain the Story of Passover 

from the series:
An Orange Belongs on the Seder Plate

Seder Plate from recycled materials For the Child Who Is Unable to Ask, Thou Shalt Explain the Story of Passover

Seder plate window frame

Seder plate window frame constructed using pre-printed steel dollhouses (brown wood siding house with stone). Twelve window scenes constructed using recycled tin containers. 


Window panes

Window panes are covered with a sheet of Plexiglas that is removable. This is so the tin cans are protected and the Seder Plate is practical to use. In this detail view, you can see the pane for the placement of an orange on the Seder plate.


The apples represent haroses

The apples represent the haroses which is made from chopped apples, raisins and wine. This is supposed to remind us of the mortar used to make the bricks for building the pyramids of Egypt.

At the bottom of this image you can see the three matzo on the table - representing the three matzo set aside during the Seder service. 

The frame of the window panes is constructed from vintage steel dollhouses.


For the Child Who Is Unable To Ask, Thou Shalt Explain the Story of Passover

Seder plate was featured on the cover of NA'AMAT Woman Magazine, Spring 2009

Plexiglas. 10 k gold rivets, sterling silver rivets, and stainless steel screws  1.75" height x 18.25" length x 12.5"width

Photo Credit for all images on this page: Philip Cohen

Collection of Yeshiva University Museum, New York, NY


© Harriete Estel Berman,  2000-2001