Shnashil

Pillow wrapped in white cotton fabric with patterns of flowers and leaves of Broderi texture. The orange color of the pillow is visible through the delicate lace nozzles.
Brodry pillow (Machada), Iraq, 1946 -1948, cotton threads, cotton, satin, Broderie embroidery, donated by the children of the late Blanche Chechik

The Shnashil, a small sitting room that protruded from the house, was located on the top floor of the traditional Jewish home. Under the windows were wooden seats cushioned with mattresses and embroidered sheets. From the Shnashil one had a panoramic view of the street.