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Ceremonial Synagogue Textiles: From Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Italian Communities

Bracha Yaniv


Richly illustrated and meticulously documented, this is the first comprehensive survey of synagogue textiles to be available in English. The book records their evolution from ancient times to the present. It contains a systematic consideration of the mantle, the wrapper, the Torah scroll binder, and the Torah ark curtain and valance, and considers the cultural factors that inspired the evolution of these different items and their motifs. Fabrics, techniques, and modes of production are described in detail; the inscriptions marking the circumstances of donation are similarly subjected to close ... More

Keywords: synagogue textiles, mantle, wrapper, Torah scroll binder, Torah ark curtain, Jewish diaspora, regional customs, Jewish cultural heritage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781906764180
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906764180.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bracha Yaniv, author