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Marriage belt

(sivlonot belt)


Belts given as gifts from the groom to the bride and vice-versa as a symbol of attachment to each other.


  • Hebrewחגורת סיבלונות
  • GermanHochzeitsgürtel
  • RussianПояс сивлонот
  • FrenchCeinture de mariage
  • DutchBruidsketting
  • ItalianCintura da matrimonio
  • CzechSvatební pás
  • HungarianSivlonot öv
  • SpanishCinturón de matrimonio
  • GreekΖώνη σιβλονότ
  • PolishPas siwlonot
  • Arabicشبكة الزواج
  • Yiddishמתּנת הקלה / סבֿלונות
  • LadinoChintura de karinyo


Assaf-Shapira, Efrat. “Sivlonot belts.” The Jewish Wardrobe: From the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, ed. Esther Juhasz, Milan: 5 Continents Editions, 2012, pp. 233, 322.

Davidovitch, David. “Jewish Marriage Customs: Ketubot, Sivlonot and ‘Marriage Stones’.” ARIEL: The Israeli Review of Arts and Letters, ed. T. Carmi, vol. 30, spring, Jerusalem: Cultural and Scientific Relations Division and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1972, pp. 70-89.

Rubens, Alfred. A History of Jewish Costume, New York: Crown, 1973, pp. 100-3, 126, 131.

Shachar, Isaiah. Jewish Tradition in Art: The Feuchtwanger Collection of Judaica. Jerusalem: Israel Museum, 1981, pp. 42-5, cat. nos. 78-82.

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