Date of CreationUnknown, likely before 1939
Place of CreationUnknown, retrieved from Jablonec nad Nisou, Czechoslovakia
DescriptionTallit prayer shawl made from white silk with blue stripes at either end. Yellow silk neckband with embroidered Hebrew. All four corners reinforced with squares of fabric and long knotted tassel [tzitzit] threaded through. Fringe knotted together in alternating pattern along both short edges. One long edge is hemmed by hand while the other is machined hemmed. Czech text stamped in two corners. Third corner with circular stamped Star of David and illegible text.
Cloth is discoloured throughout.
Measurements43 x 153 cm
InscriptionsText stamped in two corners: Zidovska nabozenska obec Jablonec n. N.
Circular stamp: MISRACHI TORA V'AVODA JABLONEC n. N. / [inner text illegible] / Star of David in centre
Language NoteStamps in Czech; embroidery in Hebrew
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 2014 by Tom Poor.
The donor purchased the tallit at a flea market in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Tom Poor