Obj. ID: 3595
Sacred and Ritual Objects Torah case wrapper
The rectangular Torah case wrapper is divided into a central vertical rectangle flanked by square panels.
The central panel is adorned with a dedication embroidered in Hebrew square linear letters, which reads:
"למנוחת/ מורינו הרב/ הגדול/ החה"ש/ (החכם השלם) ראב"ד (ראש בית דין)/ מקודש/ כמהר"ר/ (כבוד מורנו הרב רבי) יוסף ברבי/ ז"ל (זכרונו לברכה)."
“(Dedicated) for the repose of our teacher the Great Rabbi, the faithful and the wise man, the head of the rabbinical court, our honourable teacher and rabbi, Rabbi Joseph (Yoseph) Berabi, of blessed memory.” (See: Remarks no. 1).
The side panels are decorated with a flower comprised of four rhomboid petals emerging from a central circle and pointing towards the corners. The petals and the circle enclose floral patterns. Various motifs such as a rose and a sunflower are embroidered between the petals.
All sections are framed by strips with open hands (hamsa), crescent (hilal) and flower motifs.
Twelve hooks for the hanging the wrapper on the Torah case are attached to the upper edge.
| Tunisia, Djerba, Hara Kbira