The Ursi (winter parlor)
Updated: Oct 26, 2021
A vessel for sugar, Persia, the first half of the 20th century, silver in a hand hammered technique. Donation by the late Eliyahu Noga and Moshe.
The ursi (winter parlor), called by the Jews from Iraq also jamkhana, was the most stately part of a classic Jewish house in Baghdad. The front section of the ursi, was designed out of glass and wooden windows wall that incorporated luxurious decorations featuring a variety of geometric and floral shapes, some studded with pieces of colored glasses. This exhibition is a small-scale reconstruction, which shows the blend between traditional and contemporary, and between east and west.