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Toe ring
Yemen
Early 20th century
Silver, filigree
H: 2.3, D: 2.7 cm
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Accession number: B70.0497

All Yemenite women wore rings, with regional variation in style. A bride was given rings as a gift to be worn at her wedding. In rural areas, rings would be worn on the toes and thumbs as well as the fingers.


From the Israel Museum publications:
Muchawsky-Schnapper, Ester, The Yemenites: Two Thousand Years of Jewish Culture, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2000, English / Hebrew
The Jewish World 365 Days, from the Collections of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, USA, 2004

Exhibitions:
Highlights of the Judaica and Jewish Ethnography Collections Online, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir


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