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Revealing the Jewish Wardrobe

  • Date iconMarch 11 2014 - March 7 2015
  • Curator: Efrat Assaf Shapira
  • Bella and Harry Wexner Gallery
  • 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 ceremonial outfit, Baghdadi Jews, Calcutta, India, late 19th century, Dress: brocaded silk, chemise: cotton