Awaking of an extinct in the mountains of Judee
Like a soul that has been extinct for 2000 years, the culture of saffron is reigniting on the 0utskirts of Jerusalem. It is set on the lands of Moshav Bar Giora, in the Judaean mountain.
History & Culture
The pistil of the Karkom flower (Crocus Sativus) represents the letter ‘Shin‘ (expressed sh, in the Hebrew alphabet). That is why the Jerusalem saffron is now called Shin314. It is also the emblem of Royalty.
Saffron & Religion
One of the earliest written records of the spice is found in the Bible: In the time of Pharaoh Ramses II and while in the desert after their departure from Egypt, the Hebrews were ordered, by a divine command, to use Saffron as a sacred perfume (book of Numbers 30, 34).