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The Jews of Kurdistan. Daily Life, Customs, Arts and Crafts

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Author & Curator

Ora Shwartz-Be’eri.

Imprint

Jerusalem, Israel, 2000. 271 pp., illustrations: 118 col., 361 b&w, 27 × 21.cm. English.

Location

Israel Museum (18 August 1981–15 February 1982)

Description

The expanded, English-language catalog for this monumental exhibition on Kurdish Jewry. Introduction to the exhibition by Ora Shwartz-Be’eri. Introduction to the Jews of Kurdistan by Yona Sabar. Material in ten sections, each with numerous illustrations and in-depth texts on: daily life, textiles, costume, metalwork, illuminated manuscripts, ceremonial objects, synagogues, patterns, etc. (Ora Shwartz-Be’eri). Particular emphasis on the materials and techniques of Kurdish craftsmanship. Circa 400 items.

main keywords

AMULETSCEREMONIAL OBJECTSCOSTUMEHEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTSJEWELRYKURDISTANNEEDLEWORK/EMBROIDERYSILVERSMITHING, KURDISTANSYNAGOGUESTEXTILESTORAH ORNAMENTS

minor keywords

BesamimBlessing sheets, decoratedCandlesticks/CandelabraCarpets/RugsCircumcision implements/objectsDecorative wall hangingsElijah’s chairHaggadot, illuminated manuscriptsHanukkah lampsHead coverings, men’sHead coverings, women’sHebrew illuminated manuscripts, KurdistanHistorical photographsKabbalahKetubbotKiddush cupsMezuzah casesPaintings, Jewish figuresPrayerbooks/MahzorsPurim blessing sheetsRimmonimScrolls of Esther, blessing sheetsShabbat blessing sheetsShiviti plaques, paperSmoking implementsSynagogue textilesSynagogues, KurdistanTorah aliyah plaquesTorah casesYad

Other edition

original, Hebrew edition, 1981 [#671]

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