Not all dreidels are intended for spinning endlessly around the house in an effort to acquire all the money in the pot. Some are collector’s items, art, intended for display on mantelpieces, in breakfronts, or on bric-a-brac shelves. Such dreidels can be handcrafted, stone encrusted, and of a fragile creation.
At Eichler’s Judaica store, located in the heart of Midwood, Brooklyn, we feature the dreidels of many up and coming and already famous Jewish artists. Yair Emanuel’s collection features a metal structure worked into a floral motif and topped with polished blue stones. Israeli artist Tamara Baskin opts for glass as an artistic medium. Her collection of dreidels features a slightly flattened base in a variety of vibrant colors. Several of the models also feature artistically worked stems.
Gary Rosenthal combines metals with glass in his Chanukah collection. In addition to the traditional dreidels, Gary created a line of hanging dreidels, ornately worked metal frames with glass dreidels dangling from them. For an example, the Miniature Musical Dreidel set features a music note and dreidel bound together into a seamless whole.
Stop by our flagship store or check us out online and take advantage of our dreidel collections and other great Jewish gifts for Chanukah!
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