Artist unknown, "Woman's Dress". Watercolor, graphite, and ink on paper. 34.7 x 26 cm. Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization). Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
The Yemenite woman after childbirth, during the time she was considered ritually impure after childbirth, the Yemenite woman of Sana’a received guests enclosed in a special triangular structure. In this way she remained separated, both physically and symbolically, from her visitors while being shielded from malevolent powers. Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
“Tomb“ bracelets (gubur) to be worn by a woman after childbirth and for festive occasions. Sana'a, Yemen, early 20th century. Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.