Kosher law dictates that an animal to be slaughtered must be killed quickly, without hestitation, using a sharp blade to sever the arteries and windpipe, but not the spine, then drained completely of blood. The holiday Passover commemorates the Exodus and is celebrated by the consumption of the ritual lamb, leaving no part unconsumed by the beginning of the following day.
Through the passage of time, the strict traditions associated with the holiday have lessened, and the traditional lamb is no longer required to be slaughtered and eaten by an individual family, and commonplace is the purchase of Kosher meat as a substitution. These Kosher slaughterhouses are not neccessarily ran by people of the Jewish faith, and often practice slaughter techniques contrary to Kosher law. As we become more content with the convenience of industrialized society, it is enough to many to buy the product their faith symbolizes but may not abide by. So, the sleeping lambs mourn over the ritual dream that once was.
Oversized duo-color screenprint with puff ink detailing. Hand-painted dye accents. Embroidered patch applique on reverse.