Re: Please help identify the family who donated a torah mantle now in a German museum collection #germany #general

Michele Lock

I notice the liberal use of sequins in the torah cover, in the crown, under the lions, and making up the garland vase. 

This is similar to a sequined torah cover from the early 1900s, found at a synagogue in the Lower East Side of New York City:

It is also similar to a torah cover that is in the collection of the Jewish Museum of Maryland, though there is no date mentioned in the website listing:

I would think there are textile historians here in the US who can tell you when those types of sequins became available, to at least give you an early date for the cover. 
Michele Lock

Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock and Kalon/Kolon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock in Plunge/Telsiai in Lithuania
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lev/Lew in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus

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