Torah binder, made from a swaddling diaper

Salonika, Greece
Cotton-thread embroidery on cotton
The Ladino inscription mentions the names Shmuel Hananel, Yitzhak Hacohen, and the Treasurer Yakov Yosef Florentin, in whose honor the binder was dedicated, and the Hebrew year [5]692 (1932)
L: 92.5; W: 9.5 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: T568
Accession number: B50.02.1884;150/116

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


Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Yair Hovav