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Textile [86.42]: Wedding Dress (Rhodes, 19th Century)

Purple velvet, gold embroidery couched on cardboard. Linen lining. Gift of Sara Levi Willis

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, University of California, Berkeley

Accession no. 86.42

 

Magnes database record

   

To read more about this dress and Sara's story, please read this blog post about it here

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Taken circa 1850