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Matzah Cover

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Matzah Cover

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 salmon, red, brown and beige. To me, the light-colored fabric in the back points resembles matzot, while the wheels on the dark brown printed fabric evoked the exodus from Egypt. The sunburst is set in a stormy brown and black background, which is how the sky probably 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 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 hand-stitched tab for "Cohen," "Levi," and "Israel."

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