Facing West: Oriental Jews of Central Asia and the Caucasus
Amsterdam: Waanders Publishing, 1999. First Edition, First Printing. Fine Hardcover. Compiled by the Russian Museum of Ethnography and the Jewish Historical Museum of Amsterdam.
No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality.
Fine / No Dust Jacket As Issued. Item #15643
The catalogue is handsomely illustrated with color photographs of clothing and artifacts. Even more impressive are the black-and-white photographs, which date to the turn of the century.
Short chapters provide useful summaries of the history and culture of each group, together with short bibliographies.
This volume is an attractive and useful introduction to these unique Jewish communities. It will appeal to the specialist and the curious in equal measure.