The Jewish Wardrobe (Hardcover)

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Dimensions: 1.1" X 0.9 " / 28.5 X 24 cm
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Drawing on the Israel Museum's rich collection of Jewish dress, the largest of its kind worldwide, this colorful volume explores aspects of Jewish identity: integration and segregation; tradition, transition and innovation. Written for a broad audience, the book addresses such general issues as the impact of widespread migration, as well as specific questions like the ritual requirements that determine garments.

Based on in-depth research, this work reveals the diversity of pre-modern Jewish dress and traces the dress traditions of various communities. Together with the detailed text, many rare pictures of garments are presented from the Museum's archive, attesting to individual and community taste while serving a s a source of inspiration for fashion designers today. The Jewish Wardrobe will serve as an invaluable resource for scholars and enthusiasts alike.


367 pages

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
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