Early 20th Century Shabbat Table Cover from Jerusalem
Early 20th Century Shabbat Table Cover from Jerusalem
Early 20th Century Shabbat Table Cover from Jerusalem
Early 20th Century Shabbat Table Cover from Jerusalem
Early 20th Century Shabbat Table Cover from Jerusalem
Early 20th Century Shabbat Table Cover from Jerusalem
Early 20th Century Shabbat Table Cover from Jerusalem

Early 20th Century Shabbat Table Cover from Jerusalem

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Folk Art Shabbat table cover, Jerusalem, circa 1900. Embroidered at the four corners with the holy places for Jews in Israel, and with the wailing wall at the center. The Hebrew rectangular text is a traditional song sung by Jews every Friday night upon returning home from synagogue prayer. It signals the arrival of the Jewish Sabbath, welcoming the angels who accompany a person home on the eve of the Sabbath. The words to the song translate as follows:

Peace be with you, ministering angels, messengers of the Most High, Messengers of the King of Kings, the Holy One, Blessed be He. Come in peace, messengers of peace, messengers of the Most High, Messengers of the King of Kings, the Holy One, Blessed be He. Bless me with peace, messengers of peace, messengers of the Most High, Messengers of the King of Kings, the Holy One, Blessed be He. Go in peace, messengers of peace, messengers of the Most High, Messengers of the King of Kings, the Holy One, Blessed be He. The Hebrew text around the Wailing Wall scene is the Jewish grace after the meal.

Dimensions:

H 31 in. x W 31 in. x D 1 in.  

H 78.74 cm x W 78.74 cm x D 2.54 cm

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Origin: Jerusalem
Period: 1900
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