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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 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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