Matzah Cover
Hungary, c.1920
Linen, lace, silk thread, embroidered, sewn

This matzah cover is made by a very skilled embroiderer utilizing lace techniques. The Hebrew words are in a beautiful embroidered script in colored silk thread, including an inscription on the back identifying this textile as a gift from a mother to her son and daugther-in-law. Carried out in the lace technique is a depiction of the paschal sacrifice and a basket of flowers, representing the theme of spring.

Inscription(s): (For) N. Nutkewitsch and his wife as a gift from his mother Sarah Nutkewitsch

D: 43 cm

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