In the Jewish Museum shop we offer a potpourri of Swedish-Jewish heritage. The Museum’s new signature print is inspired by Swedish-Jewish calico prints.*
*From the end of the eighteenth century, Jews dominated the production of Swedish calico, or block-printed cotton. One of the most successful cloth mills was Blecktornets kattuntryckeri, which was owned by the Lamm family. During Sweden’s disastrous war with Russia in 1808, when there were months of shortages, Blecktornet calico was used to make hospital shirts. Some of the hospital shirts are on display here in the Jewish Museum.