Date of Creationcirca 20th century
Place of CreationUnknown
DescriptionTallit prayer shawl made from woven wool. White cloth with dark blue or black stripes at either end. The stripe at each outermost edge has a thin embroidered checkered pattern in white. Silk band centred along one edge of the cloth and four silk squares sewn on each corner with long knotted fringe [tzitzit] threaded through. Cloth is yellowed with deep creases from being folded.
Materials/Techniqueswool and silk
Measurements145 x 94 cm
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 2013 by Andrew Rosengarten.
Gifted to the donor at his bar mitzvah on 10 May 1963 by a family friend, Johnny Dale (birth name Hans Leventhal), who was the original owner.
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Andrew Rosengarten
NoteThe original owner of the item, Hans Leventhal, was a good friend of Manfred Rosengarten's in Shanghai. After arriving in the United States, he changed his name to Johnny Dale and became known as "Uncle Johnny" to the Rosengarten children.