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Obj. ID: 7462
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Parokhet (Torah Ark curtain), Łódź?, 1955

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1997

The rectangular Torah curtain consists of a carpet and a dedicatory panel.

The carpet bears a rhomboid floral motif at its center, composed of diverse flowers. A rectangular, floral pattern, widening at its corners, surrounds the central motif. Two stripes frame the carpet. An inner, thin stripe, bearing scrolls and a wavy,wider stripe, bearing flowers. Fringes appear at the edges of the carpet.

The dedicatory panel appears at the upper part of the carpet, partly over the central motif. It is shaped as a horizontal rectangle and bears a dedicatory inscription. The inscription is written in square filled letters and reads: " Dedicated to the Lord  / for the exaltation of the soul of Hanina / daughter of Rabbi Avraham Alphasi / who passed away on the 28th of Shevat (5)715 = ??? 1955 may her soul be bound up in the bond of life "  A Star of David appears at the upper part of the inscription between  the words "Dedicated to the Lord" .

Hooks for hangimg the Torah curtain are attached to its upper edge.

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Name/Title
Parokhet (Torah Ark curtain) | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1955
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Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
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Material/Technique
Wool, Cotton velvet
Structure: woven
Decoration: woven
Bonding: Sawn
Inscription: Embroidered, silk threads.
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Height: 2070mm
Width: 1450mm
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Ornamentation
Custom
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Direction Toward Jerusalem
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