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The Voice of a Groom and the Voice of a Bride

Updated: Oct 26, 2021

Bride: Dressed with silk dress with a cotton lining, embroidered with wire embroidery. On her head is a round female hat made of felt and underneath it is a triangular handkerchief made of cotton and black silk threads. Groom: The robe is made of brocade with gold and blue stripes. On his head is a striped hat made of burgundy felt, with a black strand protruding from its center.
Excerpt from Exhibition: The Voice of a Groom and the Voice of a Bride, Items from Iraq, late 19th Century. Donations: Bride hat - Ida Hugi from her father's collection, Avraham al-Kabir; Groom hat - Baruch (Jamil) and Carmela; Bride dress - Ahuva Dallal in memory of her mother Naima Siti; Robe - Aliza Agassi's in memory of the late Menashe Matalon

The exhibition presents the wedding customs of the Jews of Iraq, in the late 19th century and in the first half of the 20th century. In the center of the space is a double bedroom, in the lobby there are wedding invitations, special addresses, and memorabilia, traditional bride and groom clothes, and wedding photographs featuring 50 years of fashion. The testimony video of women who married in Iraq in the 1940s, introduces to the visitor the personal angle, with a retrospective look at the wedding and the following hours.

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