Dress Codes: Revealing the Jewish Wardrobe

  • textiles & clothing
  • etnography
  • design
  • cultural history
  • community

This exhibition draws from the rich costume collection of the Israel Museum’s Wing for Jewish Art and Life, highlighting the dual role of dress as boundary and bridge between cultures. Dress Codes, which includes over 100 traditional costumes and accessories from around the world, looks at the power of clothing to create borders and define cultural identities. Among the subjects explored in the exhibition are: cultural norms surrounding exposure and concealment; garments that are unseen; children’s clothes; the blending of different cultural styles; and the connection between clothing and memory.

Read more about the exhibition here.