JEWISH TEXTILES from BOHEMIAN & MORAVIAN SYNAGOGUES w/ 500 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
TEXTILES FROM BOHEMIAN AND MORAVIAN SYNAGOGUES - from the Collections of the Jewish Museum in Prague.
Published by the Jewish Museum in Prague, 2003. ISBN 8085608650.
Hardcover Book in Slipcase, 9x12.5 inches (22.5x31 cm), 376 pages
ILLUSTRATED with 500 COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS of Synagogue Textiles: Curtains, Torah Mantles, Valances, Covers, etc. They are gorgeous.
FINE, as new book in a NEAR FINE card slipcase that has just a bit of spine end and corner tip creasing. A beautiful copy.
From the Publisher:
******A de luxe catalogue of synagogue textiles from the collections of the Jewish Museum in Prague, produced to accompany the exhibition "For Dignity and Adornment" which took place at the Imperial Prague Castle March-June 2003.
The catalogue text and illustrations cover most of the textiles presented at the exhibition, as well as other select examples of the rich diversity of the Museum's textile holdings, amounting to a thousand items. Moreover, they broaden the scope of information on individual groups of textiles by adding other striking examples.
The wide variety of the collection is reflected in 500 full-colour illustrations.
Sections include: The Specific Symbols of Moravian Synagogue Textiles; Valances and their Specific Iconography; Textiles of Oriental Provenance; Fabrics of Chinese Provenance; The Historical Background of Donors; The Development of Hebrew Dedicatory Inscriptions and the Contemporary Use of Czech and German Inscriptions; The Donation of Synagogue Textiles as Reflected in Epitaphs; The Restoration of Textiles at the Jewish Museum in Prague; and The Identification of Collection Points.
Textiles include: Curtains, Torah Mantles, Valances and Covers. Catalogue Entries also include the name of the donor and information on the place from where the item came.
The catalogue ends with a glossary of Hebrew terms and an index of names and localities.
An indispensable resource for anyone interested in Jewish culture, and for all lovers of textile art.******
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