Ceremonial synagogue textiles : from Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Italian Communities (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Ceremonial synagogue textiles : from Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Italian Communities

Ceremonial synagogue textiles : from Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Italian Communities

Author: Berakhah Yaniv
Publisher: London The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization in association with Liverpool University Press 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A richly illustrated and documented survey of the evolution of synagogue textiles spanning fifteen centuries, offering a detailed analysis of the design and production of mantles, wrappers, Torah  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Berakhah Yaniv
ISBN: 9781906764180 1906764182
OCLC Number: 1100465589
Description: xiii, 472 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Note onTransliteration, Names, Dates, and Other Conventions Used in the TextPart ICeremonial Synagogue Textiles1. TheEvolution of Synagogue Textiles in Ancient and Medieval TimesA. Wrapping andStoring the Torah ScrollThe Mapah(Wrapper)The Tik(Case)The Tevah(Chest)The Holy Ark(Heikhal, or Aron kodesh)B. The Evolutionof the WrappingsThe WrapperThe BinderThe MantleC. The Parokhet(Curtain for the Ark)D. The Cover forthe Reading Desk2. Fabricsand TechniquesA. LuxuryFabricsThe Historyof Silk Production and Trade in EuropeJews inInternational CommerceB. EmbroideredObjectsEmbroidery byWomen DonorsProfessionalEmbroideryC. PassementerieD. ProfessionalTraining, Organization, and ProductionTrainingOrganizationProductionE. Jewish Lawand Tradition in Production3. The TorahWrapper and the Torah BinderA. The Wrapperin Italy and the Sephardi DiasporaB. The Binder:Terminology, Customs, and DesignLinen andSilk Binders Embroidered by Female DonorsBinders Madefrom Random Materials4. The TorahMantleA. Terminology,Design, and IconographyB. Mantles inItaly and the Portuguese Congregations of Western EuropeItalyThePortuguese Diaspora in the Netherlands and EnglandC. Mantles inthe Sephardi DiasporaMoroccoAlgeriaAnatolia andthe BalkansD. AshkenaziMantles across Europe5. The TorahArk Curtain and ValanceA. Parokhot Made fromLuxurious Embroidered or Patterned FabricsB. Parokhot DisplayingJewish MotifsThe Gatewayto Heaven MotifMotifsInspired by the Ark of the CovenantThe Motif ofthe Temple and its Vessels on Parokhot and KaporotThe Giving ofthe Torah Motif on ParokhotOther Motifsand Later Developments in the TraditionEpiloguePart II AnnotatedPlates of Representative Textile Objects in the SynagogueA. ItalyB. ThePortuguese Congregations in Western EuropeC. MoroccoD. AlgeriaE. SephardiSynagogues in the Ottoman Empire and the BalkansF. AshkenaziCommunitiesG. Central EuropeH. EasternEuropePart IIIDedication of Ceremonial ObjectsA. Inscriptionsas a Reflection of Customs of DedicationThe Contentof the DedicationTheCircumstances of the DedicationDedication ofCeremonial ObjectsB. AnnotatedCorpus of Dedicatory InscriptionsTorahWrappers (Mapot)Torah Binders(Mapot; Italian colloquial term, fascia)Torah MantlesItaly and theNetherlandsNorth AfricaAnatolia andthe BalkansCentralEuropeEasternEuropeTorah Ark Curtains (Parokhot) and Valances (Kaporot)ItalyAnatolia and the BalkansCentral Europe and the NetherlandsEastern EuropeAppendicesA. InventoryListsB. DocumentsRelating to TextilesC.Miscellaneous Inventories GlossaryBibliographyList ofFiguresList ofMuseums, Libraries, and CollectionsIndex ofPlacesIndex ofPeopleIndex ofSubjects
Other Titles: Maʻaśeh roḳem
Responsibility: Bracha Yaniv ; translated by Yohai Goell.


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