The Ursi (winter parlor)

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.

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