Pillow sham

Ethiopian
1990–2012
Asnaku Melese (Ethiopian, 20th century)


Object Place: Israel

Dimensions

Length x width: 35.6 x 40.6 cm (14 x 16 in.)

Accession Number

2012.835

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Square, embroidered pillow sham with large white dove at center. Symbolic depiction of Jerusalem and Western Wall in background. Dove carries seated figures - playing instruments. Brightly colored. Reverse is solid black material with split in middle to insert pillow.

Provenance

Mid-1990s, given by the North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry to Judith Manelis, Lexington, MA; 2012, gift of Judith Manelis to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Judith Manelis