Embroidered towels and napkins for the ritual washing of the hands.
Known as “tsherves” or “antikas” in Ottoman communities, these towels were preserved by families and sometimes handed down as dowry from mother to daughter.
Thessaloniki (Ottoman Empire), end of 19th century. Linen, coton, golden thread, 183,5 x 49 cm. Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme, Paris, France. Photo: Niels Forg, mahJ.
Ritual bath towel
Clogs for ritual bath
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