A century in cloth | May 31, 2013 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

Palo Alto Weekly

Arts & Entertainment - May 31, 2013

A century in cloth

Exhibit of Israeli quilts depicts the history of the kibbutz system

by Rebecca Wallace

The kibbutz movement in Israel began as a cooperative, rural dream. A century ago, pioneering Zionists began to form what they saw as true communities: sharing the farm work and the child-raising, the responsibilities and the income. The classic image of a kibbutznik depicts someone in a work shirt and a sun hat, picking fruit, cooking huge meals, teaching in the communal kindergarten.

This story contains 926 words.

Stories older than 90 days are available only to subscribing members. Please help sustain quality local journalism by becoming a subscribing member today.

If you are already a subscriber, please log in so you can continue to enjoy unlimited access to stories and archives. Subscriptions start at $5 per month and may be cancelled at any time.

Log in     Subscribe


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.