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‮יהודי כורדיסתאן. אורח חיים, מסורת ואמנות‬‎

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Translated title The Jews of Kurdistan. Daily Life, Customs, Arts and Crafts
Author & Curator

Ora Shwartz-Be’eri.

Editor

Efrat Carmon.

Imprint

Jerusalem, Israel, 1981. 272 pp., illustrations: 52 col., 417 b&w, 24 × 21 cm. Hebrew.

Location

Israel Museum (18 August 1981–15 February 1982)

Description

A monumental ethnographic exhibition on all aspects of Kurdish Jewry, with particular emphasis on costume and embroidery. Nine principal sections, each with in-depth essay: history of the Jews of Kurdistan, daily life, dress, weaving, embroidery, amulets (for men, women, children, house, etc.), silversmithing and jewelry, decorated manuscripts, synagogues, and Kurdish women in the eyes of Israeli artists. No itemized listing.

main keywords

AMULETSCEREMONIAL OBJECTSCOSTUMEHEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTSJEWELRYKURDISTANNEEDLEWORK/EMBROIDERYSILVERSMITHING, KURDISTANSYNAGOGUESTEXTILESTORAH ORNAMENTS

minor keywords

Carpets/RugsElijah’s chairHaggadot, illuminated manuscriptsHead coverings, men’sHebrew illuminated manuscripts, KurdistanHistorical photographsHomes/Residences, JewishIlan ha-gadolKetubbotPlatesPortraitsPurim blessing sheetsRimmonimShabbat blessing sheetsShabbat cloths/tableclothsShiviti plaques, paperSynagogues, KurdistanTefillin bagsTorah aliyah plaquesTorah casesYad

Related publication

Preliminary catalog, published on the occasion of the exhibition. Introductory text by Ora Schwartz-Be’eri, followed by brief texts on the exhibition’s main sections. No itemized listing. 23 pp., 32 b&w illus., 24 × 21 cm. Hebrew and English editions.

Other edition

Second, expanded English edition, 2000 [#672]

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