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Lulwi dress, a ceremonial dress worn after childbirth and as a burial shroud

<i>Lulwi</i> dress, a ceremonial dress worn after childbirth and as a burial shroud

Lulwi dress, a ceremonial dress worn after childbirth and as a burial shroud

Indigo dyed cotton, cotton thread embroidery and gilt silver threads couched with silk threads

L: 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

Jewish Art and Life
From the Israel Museum 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

Muchawsky-Schnapper, Ester, The Yemenites: Two Thousand Years of Jewish Culture, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2000, English / Hebrew

Muchawsky-Schnapper, Ester, "Symbolic Decorations for a Woman after Childbirth in San‘a," Israel Museum Journal VII, 1988, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1991