In the stairway down to the children’s area there is also a multi-panel embroidery of the Hebrew alphabet. Many people have come together to work on these embroideries and their quality and vibrancy make them ideal as possible loans for any future Jewish exhibition.
Hannah made the figure of the young girl in this family standing under the Sukkot temporary roof canopy, a feature of this harvest festival celebration.
|Embroidery by Hannah Bloom|
Some of the older embroideries were done by professional firms, probably based in London, such as the green Torah mantle above), but others look more home-made, such as the red velvet Torah mantle (above) with its many sequins and the Star of David.
By World Cultures Curator Antonia Lovelace