In order to fulfill the biblical injunction enjoining every Jew to write his own Torah scroll, people of means who are not themselves expert in the laws attaching thereto sometimes sponsor a scribe to write one on their behalf. While most scrolls used in synagogues for ritual purposes are large and heavy, their privately-owned cousins tend to be diminutive and portable. This allows their owners not only to store them more easily, but also to transport them from place to place. The present lot, executed in miniature, is accompanied by undersized Torah mantles, breastplates, a pointer, and a binder, all of which fit easily into the specially-constructed leather carrying case.
Naturally, the degree of proficiency required to produce such a small scroll as this one is beyond the ability of all but the most skilled scribes. Torah scrolls of such minute dimensions are thus extremely rare and highly prized.