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Bene Israel, Indian woman’s attire

UnknownLate 20th century

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

No restrictions were ever imposed on Indian Jews with regard to clothing. The sari, the most characteristic garment among women of all faiths in India, has maintained its present form since the 1st century CE. The type, color, and richness of the fabric reveal the wearer’s social status and place of residence. B84.0346; B00.0927

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  • Title: Bene Israel, Indian woman’s attire
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Late 20th century
  • Location Created: India
  • Provenance: Sari Purchase, Baroness Alix de Rothschild Foundation
  • Type: Sari, Blouse
  • Photographer: (C) Eli Posner
  • Medium: Sari Silk and cotton Blouse Brocaded silk

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