Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Mauro Magliani
Lulwi dress for a woman after childbirth (also used as burial shrouds)
Sana'a, Yemen
Indigo dyed cotton, cotton thread embroidery and gilt silver threads couched with silk threads
H: 80; W: 113 cm
On loan from Wizo (Women's International Zionist Organization), in memory of Martha Bamberger, a longtime member of the World Wizo Executive
Accession number: L-B80.0080
 
 

Publications:
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