In a desire to know more about her roots and ancestors, Yaelle, a daughter of Yemenite descendants who arrived in Israel four generations ago, delved deeply into the spiritual legacy of the people from the Land of Sheba (Yemen) to create this penetrating series of paintings.
The exhibit vividly shows the changes in women's image through different times and generations. Yaelle focuses on gradual changes in status, lifestyle and opportunity through the appearance of traditional costumes and jewelry of the graceful and submissive woman to the modern and sophisticated look of today, clearly indicating that the new woman is a liberated one. Through traditional arts, folklore, ceremonies and wedding preparations, she documents important visual aspects of this unique community through the history of the past four generations. Yaelle's insightful work preserves for posterity a culture that is slowly receding as the younger generation integrates into Israel, the United States and other western areas.