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Torah Binder

Decorative Arts and Design

MEDIUM Embroidered linen
  • Possible Place Made: Germany
  • DATES 1872
    DIMENSIONS 71 1/2 x 123 in. (181.6 x 312.4 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS Ebroidered: "Itzhak ben Moshe, born in the 20 Day of the Month of First Adar of '432 = 29 February march 1872"
    CREDIT LINE Assigned to the Brooklyn Museum by Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc.
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Torah Binder, linen with embroidered decoration, sewn into a horizontal strip with continuous Hebrew inscription in a variety of colors [see catalogue page], embroidered decoration of flowers, goat, butterfly, tree of life, star of David. Originally, this was a swaddling cloth, or "wimpel" for a boy. These types of swaddling cloths were then donated to synagogues and used as Torah Binders. Condition: Good.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Jewish. Torah Binder, 1872. Embroidered linen, 71 1/2 x 123 in. (181.6 x 312.4 cm). Assigned to the Brooklyn Museum by Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc., L50.26.18. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, L50.26.18_section1_PS1.jpg)
    IMAGE component, section 1, L50.26.18_section1_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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