Zhumbar - large lamp for festive occasions. India, early 20th century. Brass. Central hoop, with a dozen curved arms (with hoops at their end) - six turning upwards and six - downwards. Four rods for suspension. Such lamps served the "Bene Israel" congregation that lived mainly in Bombay, Calcutta and other towns in western India. "Oil chandeliers with thirteen arms, known as Zhumbar, were used in the synagogue on festive occasions"
Literature: Orpa Slapak (Editor), "The Jews of India - Bene Israel, Cochin Jews, Baghdadi Jews", the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1995, pp. 78-79].