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Child’s suit for “the symbolic children’s wedding”
Tafilalet, Morocco
Mid-20th century
Cotton, cotton thread embroidery
Shirt: L: 70; W: 120 cm
Trousers: L: 50; W: 95 cm
The Zeyde Schulmann Collection in the Israel Museum
Accession number: B63.10.2680

In some Moroccan communities, five-year-old children would enact an imitation wedding party that included even the writing of a mock wedding contract (ketubbah). One explanation for the event was that the parents wished the children to marry each other later on. See photo from the archive.

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

Dress Codes: Revealing the Jewish Wardrobe, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Bella and Harry Wexner Gallery, 11/03/2014 - 07/03/2015

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