The following description was prepared by William Gross:
Such printed textiles were made as souvenirs, as gifts from Jerusalem institutions for their supporters abroad and directly as ritual items. Such cloths are to be found in virtually every country in which Jews reside, having been sent their by institutions or as souvenirs. The iconographic scheme usually centered around images of the Holy Sites with other Jewish symbols. The textiles were printed on a variety of fabrics ranging from simple cotton to silk. They were usually textiles either for the Pesach Seder table or for use on Shabbat and Holidays as challah covers with the appropriate prayers of the Kiddush for that event. The earliest examples, yet from the 19th century, were produced by the famous printers of that period in Jerusalem.
This challah cover is printed on yellow silk. Many different versions of such covers were made in Eretz Israel from the beginning to the middle of the 20th century. Most of them were printed as gifts from institutions in the Holy Land, to be sent to their supporters abroad. This cloth was printed by the famous Jerusalem printer, Monsohn, who was the first color printer in Jerusalem, originally working with the stone lithograph technique that he learned in Germany. This gift is sent from the Yeshivah Ohel Moshe, founded in 1895 by Moshe Yehoshe Leib Diskin.
Inscription: Minchat Zikaron