The many weaves of Jewish cultural fabric

Published: Nov 21, 2013, 08:42 IST | Kanika Sharma |

We love how the city has a nuggets of cultural treasure in its labyrinth of history of several communities

The odd bit about Italian, German and French soldiers (not sure) resting in peace at Sewri cemetery still evokes wonder. Much like that how the Jews found a non-discriminating home in Mumbai is another badge of pride one likes to wear.

A close-up of Siona’s work that has been interpreted on scarves

Siona Benjamin, a Fullbright scholar and a Bene-Israel Jew is precisely a similar individual who not only translated never-seen-before facets of Indian Jews but also collated them as vignettes into diversity in India.

Now, you can wear these collages as crepe silk scarves lined with georgette in two variations. Designed carefully from Benjamin’s designs, they are 72 inches long by 22 inches wide. Conceived by Hal Rifken, the producer of a documentary on Benjamin — Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin, the scarves are a way to popularise, don and adore a work and a community that is rich in colour.

COST $125 each with additional shipping cost 

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