Forehead Ornament (Swalf), used to conceal the hair

UnknownEarly 20th century

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel



  • Title: Forehead Ornament (Swalf), used to conceal the hair
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Early 20th century
  • Location Created: Rabat, Morocco
  • Physical Dimensions: Band: L: 37; W: 13 cm Silk threads: L: 45 cm
  • Provenance: Purchased through the gift of Joseph Buxenbaum, Herzliya
  • Type: Forehead ornament
  • Photographer: (C) Mauro Magliani
  • Medium: Velvet adorned with gilt ribbons, silk thread braids, and cotton strips embroidered with silk thread
  • Bibliographic References: Juhasz, Esther (ed.), The Jewish Wardrobe from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 5 Continents Editions, Milan and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2012

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