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 purchased 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 of that event. The earliest examples, yet from the 19th century, were produced by the famous printers of that period in Jerusalem.
This is a fine example of the great many textiles that were printed at the behest of various institutions in Jerusalem for distribution to their supporters, mainly abroad. The cover is printed on yellow cloth and is aesthetically designed and still carries the vignettes of Holy sites that were used in early Jerusalme printing. This example is for Passover to cover the Matzah.
Inscription: Lichvod Chag ha-Matzot...... Kollel Chibat Yerushalayim
H | Heraldic composition | Supporters | Two lions
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Cities | The Four Holy Cities | Safed צפת
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Holy Tombs | Simeon bar Yohai (Rashbi), Tomb of (קבר רשבי)
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Holy Tombs | Cave of Machpelah (Tomb of the Patriarchs/Matriarchs)
H | Haggadah, Passover (Listed according to the text of the Haggadah; See also separate biblical subjects in this list) | Hymns at the end of the seder: | Seder plate, diagram of
J | Jerusalem | Sites in Jerusalem: | Tower of David מגדל דוד
J | Jerusalem | Sites in Jerusalem: | Western Wall (Kotel) הכותל המערבי
T | Temple of Jerusalem | Temple of Jerusalem as the Dome of the Rock