Dress Codes: Revealing the Jewish Wardrobe

March 11, 2014-March 7, 2015

Location: Bella and Harry Wexner Gallery

Curator: Efrat Asaf Shapira

Media: garments

From India to Tunis, New York to Baghdad: dresses, suits, wedding outfits,
undergarments, and children’s clothing. A spectacular range of 19th to 20th  
century Jewish garments from around the world, offering a multi-cultural view of
dress, its significance, and its influences on the styles of today.

Woman’s Coat with a richly decorated lining
Bukhara, Uzbekistan, late 19th century
Brocaded silk, lining: silk and cotton, ikat-dyed

Wedding dress
Iraq, Baghdad, 1880s
Brocaded silk, silk ribbons, tinsel embroidery, hand sewn;
Gift of Mazli F. Iny, New York, in memory of her mother Mas`uda Mathalon

Wedding Dress
Edirne, Turkey, early 20th century
Velvet, gilt metal threads embroidery
Gift of Evelyne Mayorkas Hertzig, Dinah Mayorkas Pichot, Jacques Mayorkas, France, Alberte Mayorkas Wadler, New York, in memory of their mother Colombe Papo.