Obj. ID: 7473
Sacred and Ritual Objects Parokhet (Torah Ark curtain), 1970?
The rectangular Torah curtain comprises of a main cloth and a dedicatory panel.
The main cloth bears at its center a floral motif composed of branches with flowers and leaves. It is surrounded by three rectangular frames, each depicting large stems with flowers and leaves alternating with smaller ones.
The curtain is surrounded by a floral frame comprising of scrolls and small flowers.
The dedicatory panel appears at the upper part of the main cloth. 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 / this Torah curtain / donation of Mrs. Rivka Pinto / may the Lord lengthen her days and years in good and pleasure / for the holy congregation the synagogue Taranto / Jerusalem (5)730 = 1970.” The dedicatory panel is framed with a thin metal frame.
Hooks for hanging the Torah curtain appear at the upper edge of the Torah curtain.
Structure: Cut, Sawn
Decoration: Embroidered, Cotton and metal threads, Paper.