Rare antique 19th century judaica. Jerusalem Mosque of Omar view. Carved shell in excellent condition. Dimensions: 20 cm x 15 cm.
Carving , a traditional handicraft in Bethlehem. Is said to have been brought to the city by Franciscan.
Bethlehem's position as an important Christian. City has for centuries attracted a constant stream of pilgrims. This generated much local work and income, also for women, including making mother-of-pearl souvenirs.According to Weir, Bethlehem women's employment in the mother-of-pearl industry goes back at least to the seventeenth century. It was noted by Richard Pococke. Who travelled there in 1727. Previously, most of the oysters for the mother-of-pearl supply came from the Red Sea. The first exhibition in the west of mother-of-pearl artifacts from Palestine was at The World Fair in New York. Two brothers, Giries and Ibrahim Mansur, exhibited their work and were a great success. Present day products, include crosses, earrings, brooches and picture frames. The item "Rare Antique Judaica Jerusalem Carved Shell Mother-of-Pearl" is in sale since Friday, April 6, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Judaism\Other Judaism Collectibles".
The seller is "w***kr" and is located in jerusalem. This item can be shipped worldwide.