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Outfit with miniature prayer shawl (tallit) for baby's circumcision, as an added sign of Jewish identity
Istanbul, Turkey
Late 19th century
Cotton, linen, silk brocade, metal-thread embroidery
Prayer shawl: L: 23.5 cm, W: 20 cm; Cap: L: 14 cm;
Trousers: L: 46 cm, W: 28 cm
Accession number: B80.1034, B80.1035, B80.1036


From the Israel Museum publications:
Juhasz, Esther, ed., Sephardi Jews in The Ottoman Empire: Aspects of Material Culture, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, 1990
Juhasz, Esther (ed.), The Jewish Wardrobe from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 5 Continents Editions, Milan and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2012

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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