Yom HaShoah Ritual Sash

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Object Name: 
Yom HaShoah Ritual Sash
Accession Number: 
Overall L: 144.2 cm, W: 2.4 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
Blanche Tilden creates jewelry out of such unusual materials as used gear chains and richly colored cut glass with oxidized or distressed metals. The Museum’s long sash can be worn like a necklace or across the body. It honors Yom HaShoah, the day of remembrance for the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. The two colors are inspired by the tallith (Jewish prayer shawl), which is traditionally white with blue stripes.
Tilden, Blanche (Australian, b. 1968), Source
BT / 925 / 09
Engraved / Stamped On silver clasp BT has square around it.
Primary Description: 
Necklace, "Yom HaShoah Ritual Sash". Opaque white and transparent blue glass; cast, cut, ground, polished; .925 Sterling Silver, stainless steel. Long strand of blue and white cylindrical beads, strung together at top and bottom of each bead. Note: Yom Hashoah is a day of rememberance for the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.