Sat 28 Apr, 2012 05:19 pm
What is a schmata? I have a picture, but don't know how to get it on here. I'm an old woman with not much computer "savvy".
My understanding is that it is yiddish word for clothing and textiles but I'm no expert. Wait - someone who knows more will be along.
That's pretty much correct. The word is sometimes applied to other doo-dads as well, but the most common use is to apply it to textiles.
Do you have a photo? You can post it here, or someone here might be able to re-size it for you. A schmatta can be a lot more then just a tapestry.
Pardon my yiddish. She got the word from me on her original thread. I told her I couldn't help her without a picture and her description made the item sound like a thrift store schmata. It's actually means an old dress that is almost a rag. As in: "I can't go to the bar mitzvah because all I have is a closet full of schmatas"
hehehe, I kind of thought the same thing after reading her first thread.
Yes, I'm a bit cranky today and I was trying not to be mean, but I guess my lack of patience came through in my cryptic response. Some people curse when they get impatient, I turn to yiddish.
Me too, I'm a Yiddish queen
I'm more of a Yiddish princess, well former princess.