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Jew wearing the akhnif cape
Atlas mountains, Morocco
1940s
The Photographic Archive of the Isidore and Anne Falk Information Center for Jewish Art and Life
Accession number: 341-5004077

The akhnif was a standard men’s garment worn by both Muslims and Jews. In compliance with local laws, Jews wore the garment inside out so as to mark them as Jews. See akhnif cape from IMJ collection.


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


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