9788874396023

The Jewish Wardrobe: From the Collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

  • ISBN 13:

    9788874396023

  • ISBN 10:

    8874396023

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 09/01/2012
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

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Summary

The fashion, history, and development of Jewish dress tells a story that spans the globe and crosses many cultures. In this colorful volume, Jewish communitiesparticularly those established for centuries in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africaare revealed through their garments. Stunning photographs spin tales of family traditions and religious devotion, with a special section dedicated to jewelry worn by brides and grooms. Superb photographs of specific garments, with many close-up details, are juxtaposed with rare contextual photographs from the Israel Museum's archives to create a tapestry of a people revealed through textiles, costume, and images. More than 350 revelatory illustrations tell us how these precious articles of dress were originally worn.

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