For the Jewish Historical Museum we co-operated for an exclusive limited edition of Atelier Blue – silk scarves. We did a scarf with a print of the Portugese Synagogue, one with the rich fabrics used to protect the Torah and an image from the upcoming exhibition by the artist Charlotte Salomon. The scarves are sold exclusively in the shop of the museum and come with a luxury gift box. Visit them at Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1 in Amsterdam.

Portugese Synagogue

At the heart of the Jewish Cultural Quarter stands the majestic Portuguese Synagogue. The building is still used for religious services, but it is also open to the public. It hosts frequent candlelight concerts. Hundreds of candles illuminate the perfectly intact 17th-century interior. Visitors to the smaller buildings in the complex will find treasure chambers containing a unique collection of ceremonial objects made of silver, gold, brocade, and silk. The world’s oldest functioning Jewish library is also here: Ets Haim Livraria Montezinos, which is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Fabrics

Gold and silver brocade fabrics with rich embroidery and silks. The fabrics are from dresses that were donated after the women wore them to use as a protection for the Torah.

Charlotte Salomon

Charlotte Salomon (April 16, 1917 – October 10, 1943) was a German-Jewish artist born in Berlin. She is primarily remembered as the creator of an autobiographical series of paintings Leben? oder Theater?: Ein Singspiel consisting of 769 individual works painted between 1941 and 1943 in the south of France, while Salomon was in hiding from the Nazis. In October 1943 she was captured and deported to Auschwitz, where she and her unborn child were gassed to death by the Nazis soon after her arrival. In 2015, a stunning nineteen-page confession by Salomon to the fatal poisoning of her grandfather, kept secret for decades, was released by a Parisian publisher.