This lovemaking scene reflects the Japanese influence of the 18th-century artist Kitagawa Utamaro (ca.1753-1806). Avner Moriah added flowers in the background to symbolize fertility.
My nard gave forth its fragrance.
My beloved to me is a bag of myrrh
Lodged between my breasts.
My beloved to me is a spray of henna blooms
From the vineyards of Ein Gedi.
- Chapter 1:9-14