Textile made by the Ibo Jewish Community in Nigeria

Created by
Unidentified
Received by
Rabbinit Funnye, Miriam, American
Subject of
Beth Shalom B'nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation, American, founded 1984
Medium
cloth, thread, dye
Dimensions
L x W: 74 5/8 × 46 1/16 in. (189.5 × 117 cm)
Type
textiles
Place made
Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria, West Africa, Africa
Place used
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date
2004
Description
White textile with white and blue fringe lining the short ends. There is a repeating pattern of the Star of David embroidered in blue with a total of eighteen (18) stars evenly spaced across the textile. Also embroidered in blue in the center bottom of the textile is the name [RABBI CAPERS / SHMUEL FUNNYE]. There is a one centimeter blue band running across the top and bottom edges of the textile.
Topic
African American
Africa
Identity
Religious groups
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; Gift of Rabbi Capers Funnye and the Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation
Object number
2011.88.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Textiles
Religious and Sacred Objects
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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