Tefillin bag : Sewn, embroidered : Purple, blue, orange, pink, green, beige ; Ht: 10,5 in. x W: 8,5 in.
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Rectangular bag in purple fabric with beige fringed opening at top and orange cord strap with tassel at end. Embroidered with geometric design around large diamond shape, bordered in green, with Hebrew inscription embroidered in orange, green and pink. Decorative motifs at left, right, and bottom of inscription. Narrative: Tefillin, also known as phylacteries, are either of two boxes containing biblical verses and black leather straps that are used in rabhnic Jewish prayer. They are an essential part of morning prayer services, and worn on a daily basis (except the Sabbath and festivals) by many Jews, excluding women. Tefillin consist of two leather boxes (batim), one worn on the arm and the other worn on the head. They are made of the skins of kosher animals. Each box contains these biblical passages: Exodus 13:1-10, 11-16; Deuteronomy 6:4-9, 11:13-21, handwritten by a specially trained scribe with black ink.