Amulet : Embroidered, Sewn : Green, Gold, Red, Grey ; Ht: 11 in. x W: 7,5 in.
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[Prior to 1900]
Shield-shaped textile with flat top edge and pointed bottom. From North Africa. Green background, embroidered pattern in gold on bottom third, with central white detailing on red background and two white circular details on either side. Embroidered Hebrew text (most likely a name)within a rectangle, with another Hebrew word on top. Fringe around outer edge. Narrative: The mezuzah is a scroll of parchment inscribed with biblical verses, affixed to doorways of Jewish homes. In North Africa, the scroll is rolled and covered by an embroidered fabric holder.