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Matzah cover (1997). 100% cotton.
Pieced patchwork, with machine quilting and hand-stitched lettering
and details. Measurements: 22-1/2"x22-1/2."
This cover uses a large, sixteen-pointed
sunburst in a vivid brown print that reminds me of the exodus from
Egypt (lots of action and figures), and a light-colored tan fabric
that looks like a piece of matzah. The entire sunburst is set against
a stormy brown and black background, which is probably how the sky
looked that last night when God lost patience with Pharaoh and slew
the Egyptian firstborn. The entire design is bordered with multicolored
strips of fabric, with the words, "Chag
Ha-Matzot," or "Holiday of Matzot,"
stitched in Hebrew at the top. In each corner there is a cup of
wine and one of the four different expressions that describe how
God saved the Jews in Egypt: "I brought them out," "I
saved them," "I carried them," and "I saved
them." (Exodus 6:6-7) The cover is divided into three compartments
to hold the three separate pieces of matzah
that represent the three groups of Jews, Cohanim, Levites, and Israelites,
and each compartment is marked with a handstitched tab for "Cohen,"
"Levi," and "Israel."
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