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48.3 cm (height) x 50.8 cm (length) (19 x 20 in)
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
mid 19th century
Place of origin
From the middle of the 19th century. Used by the Mittleman family all these years. Given to the museum by Bette Blum.
Adath Israel Museum, Middletown, CT
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