Orphan Objects. Facets of the Textiles Collection of the Joods Historisch Museum, Amsterdam

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Daniel M. Swetschinski.


Julie-Marthe Cohen, Stephen Hartog.


Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1997. 248 pp., illustrations: 164 col., 1 b&w, 28 × 23 cm. English.




Joods Historisch Museum (18 April–19 October 1997)


The history and significance of the Museum’s textile collection. Introduction presents several Dutch intellectuals’ opinions on the purpose of a Jewish museum. Highlights from this collection presented in five chapters (each with sub-sections), suggesting various angles from which these objects may be viewed: time and objects, religious devotion and artistic objects, the making of the objects, the objects in society, and the objects in history. Detailed descriptive entries. 136 items.

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Challah coversChuppahCircumcision clothsCircumcision Torah mantlesDolls/PuppetsEtrog containersFlags, societies/institutionsHead coverings, men’sMatzah covers/bagsMizrachPesach pillow coversPesach tablecloths/clothsPesach towel coversReader’s desk coversSamplers (needlework)TalitTapestriesTefillin bagsTorah (scroll)Torah Ark curtainsTorah Ark valancesTorah bindersTorah mantles

Related ephemera

Invitation to exhibition opening, leaflet, 6 pp., 4 col. illus., 21 × 15 cm; Joods Historisch Museum Newspaper, no. 10, April–November 1997, with cover story on the exhibition, 12 pp., 41.5 × 29 cm.

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