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Textile made by the Ibo Jewish Community in Nigeria

Catalog Data

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Received by:
Rabbinit Miriam Funnye, American  Search this
Subject of:
Beth Shalom B'nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation, American, founded 1984  Search this
Medium:
cloth, thread, dye
Dimensions:
L x W: 74 5/8 × 46 1/16 in. (189.5 × 117 cm)
Type:
textiles
Place made:
Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria, West Africa, Africa
Place used:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2004
Description:
White textile with white and blue fringe lining the short ends. There is a repeating pattern of the Star of David embroidered in blue with a total of eighteen (18) stars evenly spaced across the textile. Also embroidered in blue in the center bottom of the textile is the name [RABBI CAPERS / SHMUEL FUNNYE]. There is a one centimeter blue band running across the top and bottom edges of the textile.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Black Hebraic religions  Search this
Identity  Search this
Judaism  Search this
Religion  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; Gift of Rabbi Capers Funnye and the Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation
Object number:
2011.88.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Textiles
Religious and Sacred Objects
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5dd9c9920-8135-4243-a508-be9ab44a7575
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.88.3