01 December 2008

Art Flowers, Artful Display


There's something special about this 13th Avenue flower shop in Borough Park, and it's not the facade or sign—though both are those are special, as is the name of the place, Art Flower.


No, it's the window display, the like of which you won't find anywhere else in New York City. Not content to work with mere Barbie and Ken mannequins, the owners have recreated a genuine Orthodox Jewish wedding. The ceremonial garb is quite authentic looking, and the details are impressive—the glass and bottle of wine, the chuppah, the wedding contract, the sidelocks. The men are wearing the long frock-coat garments called bekishes, and shtreimels, the distinctive flat fur donuts that serve as hats on special occasions.

About the sunglasses worn by one attendant, I think he just wants to be cool.


1 comment:

Peter said...

I'm wondering about the meaning of the "mfg." in the sign.