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Lulwi dress, a ceremonial dress worn after childbirth and as a burial shroud
Sana'a, Yemen
Late 19th century
Indigo dyed cotton, cotton thread embroidery and gilt silver threads couched with silk threads
L: 80; W: 113 cm
On loan from Wizo (Women's International Zionist Organization), in memory of Martha Bamberger, a longtime member of the World Wizo Executive
Accession number: L-B80.0080


From the Israel Museum publications:
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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