by: Nachman Klieman
Afikomen (Afikoman) Bags from Israel can add a new dimension of beauty and meaning to the traditional Passover Seder and meal. Israeli designers offer a wide variety of Afikomen (Afikoman) Bags many of which are handmade of different materials and colors.
What is the Afikomen? The Afikomen is the half piece of Matzo that is set aside following the breaking of a whole Matzo at the Passover Seder. It is a reminder and substitute for the Passover sacrifice (Korban Pesach) and is later eaten as a dessert following the festive Passover meal. It is traditional among many families to place the Afikomen matzo into an Afikomen bag which is then hidden until after the meal when dessert is served.
Afikomen (Afikoman) bags that are available from Israel are generally paired with matching decorated covers for the Matzo on the Seder table. These Afikomen bags and matching Seder cover sets can make an ideal Passover gift for your dinner hosts or to beautify your own Seder service at home.