A Stitch in Jewish Time

Provocative Textiles

Tzedakah (charity) Gloves

tzedakah (charity) gloves, installation: Size: 150cmx170cm Medium: wool, silver and gold thread, pearls.

tzedakah (charity) gloves, installation:
Size: 150cmx170cm
Medium: wool, silver and gold thread, pearls.

Dutch artist Billha Zussman reconfigured a grey wool knitted glove to create a charity container, a new tzedakah “box”. Tzedakah is about giving, and about the hand that gives.

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Zussman uses the form of the glove to tell the story of Tzadakah. The glove is embroidered with silver and gold thread and each finger is designed as a wallet containing a pearl.

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Curator Laura Kruger asserts, “the artists featured in a Stitch in Jewish Time change our conception of textiles, the fibers and materials, forms, construction that expands our perception of contemporary art and enhances our understanding of Jewish history, experience and mores”.

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To purchase, please contact: museum nyc@huc.edu

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