Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Mauro Magliani
Outfit with miniature prayer shawl (tallit) for baby's circumcision, as an added sign of Jewish identity
Istanbul, Turkey
Late 19th century
Cotton, linen, silk brocade, metal-thread embroidery
Prayer shawl: L: 23.5 cm, W: 20 cm; Cap: L: 14 cm;
Trousers: L: 46 cm, W: 28 cm
Accession number: B80.1034, B80.1035, B80.1036
 
 

Publications:
Juhasz, Esther, ed., Sephardi Jews in The Ottoman Empire: Aspects of Material Culture, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, 1990
Juhasz, Esther (ed.), The Jewish wardrobe from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 5 Continents Editions, Milan and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2012

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir