Tuesday 11 March 2014

Dress Codes: Revealing the Jewish Wardrobe * 11 March - 25 October 2014 * The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Opening today in Jerusalem and curated by Efrat Asaf Shapira is this new exhibition examining the significance of garments in the Jewish Wardrobe. From India to Tunis, New York to Baghdad: dresses, suits, wedding outfits, undergarments, and children’s clothing, this spectacular range of 19th to 20th century Jewish garments from around the world offers a multi-cultural view of dress, its significance, and its influences on the styles of today.
If I only had one garment to my name it would surely be this - a late 19th century woman’s coat of brocaded silk (above) has a richly decorated lining of ikat-dyed silk and cotton and comes from  Bukhara, Uzbekistan.
This early 20th century wedding dress is from Edirne, Turkey. It is embroidered with gilt metal threads and is the gift of Evelyne Mayorkas Hertzig, Dinah Mayorkas Pichot, Jacques Mayorkas, France, Alberte Mayorkas Wadler, New York, in memory of their mother Colombe Papo. For more details about this exhibition, click here.


  1. very beautful, thanks for sharing

  2. Wow, imagine wearing clothes like these? Just beautiful - the colors are amazing.