White Ceramic Spice Holder by Mi Polin
Besaminka is a traditional container with sweet-smelling spices used during Havdalah – the ceremony that ends Shabbat. Besaminka is among the most basic accessories of Judaica in everyday Jewish life. Lift a closing and put spieces inside Besaminka to enjoy sweet smeel every Havdalah!
The Besaminka is a reinvented version of the most traditional shapes of the old spice boxes in the shape of a tower, popular especially in Poland in the 19th century. Besaminka is a new edition of an old tradition.
The Besaminka is tower-shaped. Why? The majority of spice boxes are shaped like a tower, relating to the ancient Tower of David / Migdal David in Jerusalem. The Besaminka symbolizes the strength, perseverance and greatness of the Jewish Nation.
'Pre-war spice boxes were characteristic of openwork, which we transformed into a platinum graphic inspired by this tradition'
'This contemporary print on Besaminka is inspired by sense of smell and is our symbolic visualisation of fragrance'