As an artist Gil Zohar has always been fascinated with Ancient Egyptian Civilization. To Gil, it conveys the mystery from a past world. A world of mystical gods, ancient magic, Mythology and hidden treasures. As opposed to the ephemerol fast paced world where we are surrounded daily by continuous instant trending in fashion, lifestyle and daily living, Gil Zohar stands out from today's markets as a chic timeless brand, connecting the ancient with the now, beyond trend and simply aesthetique. The eponymous brand takes its place in the market as an exclusive collection of jewelry and statues, with a strong design led aesthetique that transcends the trend of modern day life. Each detail in the jewelry has meaning; from the hieroglyphs to the stone choices. and behind each and every piece lies a story waiting to be discovered Gil takes you on a luxuriant journey of power strength and eternity, transporting the wearer of each piece, to an ancient time and place. ...
A Women By Herself, Comme-il-faut port house TLV 2017
Extra Large Dreams Gal Gaon TLV 2017
Black Abstracts Gal Gaon TLV 2018
Fresh Paint TLV 2018
Wish List Gal Gaon Gallery Tel Aviv 2018
Giorgia Viola - PARIS Fashion Week 2018
From Gil with love
Each piece of jewelry is expertly handcrafted from sterling silver with a deep 24 carat gold dipping process that brings the finished collections to you with a truly high end immaculate finish. Treasure your pieces carefully and avoid perfume and abrasive liquids.
An Insight into the collections;
Money was not in use in Ancient Egypt until the Ptolemaic period, so gold was not used in creating coins. One of the reasons it was so highly prized was that it was associated with the dazzling light of the sun and the solar deity Ra. It was believed that the very skin of the gods was golden and that their bones were composed of silver. Because silver was a precious metal that does not tarnish and is fairly indestructible, it was also associated with eternal life.
The pharaoh was viewed as divine, the 3 human link between the earth and the numinous, so gold was used in the creation of the royal coffins and funerary equipment; to help preserve the king’s mortal remains for eternity.
These precious metals were not used by common people; it was reserved for the exclusive use of royalty and distinguished nobility. Domestically, it had no economic value, as barter was used for trade and all servants of the crown were paid with food, fuel, and gifts.
Has a unique story behind it. The Greeks and the Romans believed that Cupid clipped Venus’s nails at the banks of the Indus River. The goddess’s nails fell to the water and floated to the bottom where they transformed into Onyx. In fact, the word “Onyx” means fingernail in Greek.
My favorite stone. Lapis Lazuli was among the most highly prized tribute paid to Egypt, obtained from the oldest mines of the world. The golden sarcophagus of King Tutankhamen was richly inlaid with Lapis, as were other burial ornaments of Egyptian kings and queens. It was used extensively in scarabs, pendants and other jewelry, and ground into powder for dyes, eyeshadow, and medicinal elixirs.
Female empowerment. Now and then.
My work revisits the ultra-feminism that was customary in Ancient Egypt.
We talk about woman empowerment and #metoo, but the queens of Egypt were first to hone their powers and gain the respect of millions. Way before Beyonce.
Women in ancient egypt had more rights than in any other ancient culture and were valued with greater respect. This is evident not only in the physical evidence and inscriptions but in their religion. Some of the most powerful and important deities in the Egyptian pantheon are female and some versions of the creation myth itself present the goddess Neith not the god Atum, as the creator .In addition the most popular and influential religious tale in Egypt was the story of Osiris and how he was brought back to life by his sister-wife Isis.
It is hardly surprising, therefore, that there were a number of important female rulers throughout the history of Egypt. The best known of these, of course, is Cleopatra vii (c. 69-30 BCE), who was not actually Egyptian but Greek. Long before she came to the throne, however, other Egyptian women had already held the positions of regent and even reigning monarch a number of times.