Ruth the Moabitess and others, c.1925-1946
figureposted on 31.05.2019, 07:54 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held within the Library of Congress.
This image exists as part of a series intended to depict the Old Testament Book of Ruth. She is wearing traditional Bethlehem clothing including a bridal dress (malak) with an embroidered chest panel and a short jacket (taqsireh). Her role in the portrayal of the Book of Ruth is unknown.
This image is part of the Bethlehem Women collection within the Library of Congress project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.