Jewish. <em>Torah Binder</em>, 1872. Embroidered linen, 71 1/2 x 123 in. (181.6 x 312.4 cm). Loaned by Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc., L50.26.18. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, L50.26.18_section1_PS1.jpg)

Torah Binder


Medium: Embroidered linen

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Dimensions: 71 1/2 x 123 in. (181.6 x 312.4 cm)


Accession Number: L50.26.18

Image: L50.26.18_section1_PS1.jpg,section 1

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.

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