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Bukharan man's outfit
Late 19th – early 20th century
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Moroccan woman’s outfit
Tafilalet region
First half of the 20th century
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Clothes of Rabbi Sasson Kadoorie, the Last Chief Rabbi of Iraqi Jewry

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Afghan woman’s street wear
Herat
Mid-20th century
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Outfit of a Jewish woman from Gabès
Tunisia
First half of the 20th century
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Tunisian man’s attire
Early 20th century
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Attire of a woman from Iraqi Kurdistan
Early 20th century
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Ethiopian woman’s attire
Mid-20th century
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Georgian woman's attire
Tbilisi
Late 19th – early 20th century
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Algerian woman’s ceremonial outfit
Mid-19th century
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Indian woman’s attire
Bene Israel
Late 20th century
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Bridal gown
Jerusalem
Early 20th century
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Man’s hooded cape (akhnif)
Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Late 19th century – early 20th century
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Hassidic Sabbath attire
Jerusalem
Late 20th century
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Hassidic Shtreimel
Jerusalem
Late 20th century
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Fringed garment (tallit katan)
Romania
First half of the 20th century
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Yellow badge
Germany, Holland and France
1940s
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Woman's cap
Afghanistan
Early 20th century
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Women's cap
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Early 20th century
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Woman's headgear (Mêhdor)
Tiznit, Morocco
Early 20th century
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Married women's festive headgear (kupkh or sherntikhel)
Eastern Europe
18th–19th century
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Women's bonnet
Germany
19th century
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Women's head covering (Kufiya)
Djerba, Tunisia
Mid-20th century
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Women's head covering (Kufiya)
Djerba, Tunisia
Mid-20th century
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Married women's headgear (karkush)
Sana'a, Yemen
Early 20th century
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Women's headgear (duka)
Tunis, Tunisia
Late 19th – early 20th century
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Forehead ornament(swalf), used to conceal the hair
Rabat, Morocco
Early 20th century
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Women's head ornament (sarma)
Algeria
Mid-19th century
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Women's headgear (kalpushak)
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Late 19th – early 20th century
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Men's head covering for Yom Kippur
Germany
19th century
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Men's skullcap
Land of Israel or Yemen
Early 20th century
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Men's cap
Yemen
Early 20th century
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Men's hat
Israel
2010
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Knitted cap
Israel
2010
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Rabbinical hat
Rome, Italy
ca. 1960
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Men's hat
Iran
Late 19th century
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Men's skullcap
Afghanistan
Early 20th century
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Men's skullcap
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Early 20th century
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Children's skullcap
Aqra, Iraqi Kurdistan
Mid-20th century
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Men's skullcap
Erfoud, Morocco
Mid-20th century
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Men's skullcap (yarmulke)
Jerusalem, Israel
Mid-20th century
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Fringes (tsisith or tallit katan)
Syria or Turkey
19th century
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Prayer shawl (tallit)
Germany
18th or 19th century
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Fringed garment (tallit katan)
Bulgaria
19th century
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Fringes (tsisith or tallit katan)
Sarre Union, Alsace, France
Mid-20th century
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Prayer shawl (tallit)
Southern Yemen
Early 20th century
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Prayer shawl (tallit)
Tafilalet, Morocco
Early 20th century
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Neckband for prayer shawl (atara)
Poland
Late 19th – early 20th century
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Neckband for prayer shawl (atara)
Poland
Late 19th – early 20th century
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Prayer shawl (tallit)
Ruzhin, Ukraine
Early 20th century
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Jewish bride from Sana'a, Yemen
Early 20th century
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The Jewelry of Jewish Brides in Djerba

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The Jewelry of Jewish Women in Lybia

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The Jewelry of Jewish Women in El Kelaa des Mgouna, Southern Morocco

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The Jewelry of Jewish Brides in Herat, Afghanistan

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The Jewelry of Jewish Women in Bukhara

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The Jewelry of Jewish Brides in Northern Yemen

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The Jewelry of Urban Jewish Brides in Morocco
Sefrou, Morocco

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The Jewelry of Jewish Women in the Draa Valley

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Parkhane forehead ornament
Bukhara
Early–mid 20th century
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Parkhane forehead ornament
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Early–mid 20th century
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Fibulae
Taroudant, Morocco
Early 20th century
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Headdress decoration
Sana'a, Yemen
Late 19th – early 20th century
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Qubleh hood adornment
Sana'a, Yemen
Early 20th century
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Headdress decoration
Sana'a, Yemen
Late 19th – early 20th century
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Tapesh pendant
Bukhara or Herat
Early 20th century
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Fulet hamsa amulet pendant
Marrakesh, Morocco
Late 19th century
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Feqron belt buckle
Morocco
Early 20th century
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Silver binding for Esther scroll
Italy
18th century
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Amulet case
Serbia
18th–19th century
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Enamel earrings
Herat, Afghanistan
Late 19th century
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Herz amulet
Tiznit, Morocco
Early 20th century
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Duwwah al-mehdor earring pendant
Tahala, Morocco
Early 20th century
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Temple ornament ('aluj)
Yemen
Early 20th century
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Torah finial with bells
Aden, Yemen
19th century
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Amulet necklace
Yemen
20th century
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Jewish women’s belt (mangad)
Al-Baydha, southeastern Yemen
Early 20th century
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Toddler's anklet with bells
Baghdad, Iraq
Mid-20th century
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Anklet
Djerba, Tunisia
Early 20th century
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Anklet with bells
Yemen
20th century
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Children’s necklace with amulets
Iraqi Kurdistan
Early 20th century
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Necklace (mashhatta)
Southern Yemen, Yemen
Early 20th century
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Beaded necklace
Morocco
Early 20th century
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Hotfis necklace
Tahala, Morocco
Early 20th century
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Shkhab necklace
Djerba, Tunisia
Early 20th century
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Women and children's necklace with amulets shaped like a baby in a cradle
Iranian Kurdistan
Early 20th century
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Amulet
Iraqi Kurdistan or Iran
Late 19th century
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Women’s belt
Tunisia
Early 20th century
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Shiviti amulet with menorah formed from the verses of Psalms 67
Iran
18th–19th century
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Fibula
Algeria
Early 20th century
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Pendant with Star of David and cross
Ethiopia
Mid-20th century
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Women’s head ornament
Morocco
Early 20th century
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Hamsa
Morocco
Early 20th century
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Hamsa
Tangier, Morocco
20th century
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Children’s amulet necklace
Iran
Mid-20th century
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Kuffat fatmeh amuletic choker or head ornament
Ta’amreh Bedouin tribe, Bethlehem region
Early 20th century
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Herz amulet case pendant
Tiznit, Morocco
Early 20th century
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Protective amulet against miscarriage
Kerrando, Morocco
Mid-20th century
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Tawq-u-khoratah amulet
Sana'a, Yemen
Early 20th century
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Hirz amulet case pendant
Haidan, Yemen
Early 20th century
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Ornamental fibulas (mraya)
Beni Sbih, Vallée du Drâa , Morocco
Mid-20th century
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Belt and buckle (holqa faraq beslasel)
Kairouan or Moknin region, Tunisia
Mid-20th century
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Seashell necklace
Ethiopia
20th century
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Shairia necklace
Tunisia
20th century
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Necklace
Mashhad, Iran
20th century
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Silver cigarette holder
1908–29
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Brooch with pearl pendant
1908–29
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Brooch with a depiction of Yael
Artist: Moshe Murro (1888 – 1957)
Bezalel, Jerusalem
1921–29
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Brooches
Bezalel, Jerusalem
1908–29
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Brooch with pearl pendant
1908–29
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Medallion with a depiction of an Oriental Jew
Artists: Aharon Shaul Schur and Shmuel Ben-David
Bezalel, Jerusalem
1913–27
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Pendant or brooch with a depiction of a Yemenite girl
New Bezalel, Jerusalem
1950s
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Cameo brooch with a depiction of Jephthah’s weeping daughter
Artist: Moshe Murro (?)
1911–29
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Feather-shaped pen holder
Bezalel, Jerusalem
1908–29
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Buckle adorned with mythical bird
Artist: Erich Goldberg
Bezalel, Jerusalem
1908–29
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Medallion with a portrait of Theodor Herzl
Artist: Reuven Leaf (Lifshitz)
Bezalel, Jerusalem
1913–29
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Medallion with a depiction of Absalom’s Tomb
Artist: Reuven Leaf (Lifshitz)
Bezalel, Jerusalem
1913–29
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Medallion with a depiction of the Tower of David
Artist: Reuven Leaf (Lifshitz)
Bezalel, Jerusalem
1913–29
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Buckle adorned with candlesticks and flowers
1908–29
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Silver buckle
1908–29