Baby Clothes for Post-Natal Ceremonies. Baghdad, Iraq, 1920s. Silk, gilt metal thread and tinsel embroidery. Gift of Ruth Levy, Jerusalem, and Shoshana Doron, Tel Aviv, in memory of Sarah and Shaul Levy Gift of Margalit Shachar, Jerusalem. Purchased through the gift of Charlotte and Willy Reber, Valbella, Switzerland.
Bridegroom's outfit, typical of the Zakho region (northern Iraq). Consisting of wide trousers ('shappiktha') and a short jacket (shalla). Indigo-dyed goat hair, brocaded weave, floss silk embroidery joining and hemming stitch, satin stitch, stem stitch, and chain stitch. (Israel Museum, Jerusalem).