Precious textiles from the Jewish world: from antiquity to modern textile entrepreneurship


The Magliabechiana Hall of the Uffizi presents in an exhibition the relationship between precious textiles and the Jewish world: from antiquity to modern textile entrepreneurship.

TheMagliabechian Hall of the Uffizi Galleries will host the exhibition All the Colors of Jewish Italy from June 27 to October 27, 2019. Precious fabrics and textiles from ancient Jerusalem to modern ready-to-wear.

The exhibition, curated by Dora Liscia Bemporad and Olga Melasecchi, aims to address the many aspects of the relationship between the Jewish world and textiles, both for religious and secular use up to 20th-century fashion and entrepreneurship.

The eight sections of the exhibition will present textiles dating from the time of the high priest Aaron to fabrics used in twentieth-century fashion andmodern textile entrepreneurship. Through these artifacts, themes such as the role of scripture as a decorative motif, the use of textiles for synagogue decorations, embroidery, and finally fabric as a form of social affirmation for the wealthier class of Jewish communities will be addressed.

Also significant will be the section devoted to theemancipation of Jews in the 19th century: they were prominent artists and collectors and fostered studies related to textiles.

For info: www.uffizi.it

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 8:15 a.m. to 6:50 p.m. Closed Mondays.

Tickets: The exhibition is included in the Uffizi ticket.

Precious textiles from the Jewish world: from antiquity to modern textile entrepreneurship
Precious textiles from the Jewish world: from antiquity to modern textile entrepreneurship


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