Adath Israel
 

Title

Matzoh Cover

Creator

Wes ID #

cai036

CAI ID #

2013.S.212.3

Dimensions

48.3 cm (height) x 50.8 cm (length) (19 x 20 in)

General Description

This matzoh cover has embroidered on it the Hebrew words meaning “The Festival of Unleavened Bread,” identifying its intention as a religious object. The flower and leaf design, as well as the bold coloration, of this object are typical of Hungarian embroidery. Hungarian embroidery is historically very popular, as embroidery schools have existed in the country since the eleventh century.

Description of materials

Silk, Wool, Sequin, Glass Stone

Time period

mid 19th century

Place of origin

Hungary

Provenance

From the middle of the 19th century. Used by the Mittleman family all these years. Given to the museum by Bette Blum.

Holding Institution

Adath Israel Museum, Middletown, CT

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