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What are the curtains used for in the tabernacle?

All those who were skilled among the workers made the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim woven into them by expert hands. All the curtains were the same size—twenty-eight cubits long and four cubits wide.  They joined five of the curtains together and did the same with the other five.  Then they made loops of blue material along the edge of the end curtain in one set, and the same was done with the end curtain in the other set. They also made fifty loops on one curtain and fifty loops on the end curtain of the other set, with the loops opposite each other. Then they made fifty gold clasps and used them to fasten the two sets of curtains together so that the tabernacle was a unit. Exodus 36:8-13
            The tabernacle acted as a traveling worship center for the Israelites to bring their sacrifices.  Every time they moved, the tabernacle had to be taken apart and put back to together.  The worship area had portable walls that defined the area around the perimeter, and walls on the inside that enclosed other areas.
            These walls were set up with pipe and drape.  The bases held the stands which elevated a pole that had a crossbeam at the top, connecting to other bases/poles.  The curtain was attached to the crossbeam with loops (like a shower curtain) and hung in place.  Each of those curtains were embroidered beautifully.