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Jewish Costumes in the Ottoman Empire

Odegaard Undergraduate Library

first floor foyer and and west alcove display areas
June 7-July 30, 2004

Fifty engravings depicting traditional Jewish costumes worn during the Ottoman Empire in the 16th to 19th centuries are now on display in Odegaard.

The engravings were created by three tezhip artists and based on old postcards. The paintings have been brought to the United States with the assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey and will travel to key cities around the country as part of a year-long program dedicated to highlighting the history, culture and traditions of two peoples who have lived together in friendship for centuries.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Jackson School of International Studies; Consulate General of Turkey; Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation; Turkish American Cultural Association; American Sephardi Federation; Assembly of Turkish American Associations; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey; Jewish Community of Turkey.

Additional information about the collection, including images are available at the University of Washington Near Eastern Langauges & Civilization website

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