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Embellished Lives. Customs and Costumes of the Jewish Communities of Turkey

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Curators

Michael L. Chyet, Pat Hickman.

Imprint

Berkeley, Calif., USA, 1989. Booklet, 28 pp., illustrations: 20 b&w, 28 × 21.5 cm. English.

ISBN

0943376432

Location

Judah L. Magnes Museum (29 October 1989–11 February 1990)

Description

A two-part exhibition featuring recent photographs of Jewish sites in Turkey, and objects celebrating living traditions: ceremonial objects, the dowry display, domestic textiles and objects, and items from the bath. Foreword by Seymour Fromer. Introduction to the Jewish communities of Turkey by Michael Chyet. Statement by the photographers. Introduction to customs and costumes by Pat Hickman. Descriptive entries. 220 items.

Description

For a traveling exhibition on Turkish Jewry (also organized by the Magnes Museum) that featured video footage from this exhibition, see #1123.

main keywords

CEREMONIAL OBJECTSCOSTUMEPHOTOGRAPHSTEXTILESTURKEY

minor keywords

AmuletsBesamimBridal garmentsChallah coversChuppahDowry itemsHanukkah lampsHistorical photographsKetubbotPostcardsPrinted booksPrints, costumeRimmonimSukkahTassTefillin bagsTorah Ark curtainsTzedakah boxes/containersWedding poems, riddles & songs

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