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"Handmade means it comes from the Heart"
The very special tallit ABOVE was custom designed for a person in Atlanta, Georgia. The request was for a tallit with the fronts having the Ten Sefirot ('Ten Attributes of G-d') arranged according to the Kabbalah teachings. One side has the Ten Sefirot and the other side has the Hebrew names of the 10 matriarchs having those Attributes.
The watercolour quilted back is divided into four sections: ASSYAH, BERIAH, YETSIRAH and ATSILUT.
The colours of the embroidery came from Steven Fisdel's book, THE PRACTICE OF KABBALAH, which takes it from Sefer Yetzirah.
The rear of the shawl-shaped tallit is a custom-designed watercolour quilt with the colour values ranging from dark at the bottom to light at the top with shades of yellow at the top representing the warmth of the sun.
The four reinforcement corners have the Hebrew names of the wearer's four children. One corner has the name of the grandchild embroidered onto the same corner as the name of his father. On the underside, is the Hebrew names of the wearer's spouse and parents, as well.
The tallit bag has a Pomegranate with approximately 613 French knots embroidered, representing the seeds, according to Jewish tradition. There is a Bukharan Kippah accompanying this tallit.
The Tallit was created of top quality 100% quilters' cotton. The body of the fronts of the tallit is a hand-dyed royal purple. The Circles of the Attributes are a hand-dyed violet cotton which contrasts well with the background. The lines joining the names of the 'Attributes' are self-bias and are macine appliqueed. The circles representing each 'Attribute' are hand-embroidered,
The atarah is embroidered in a Ben Shahn Hebrew font.
The tzitziyot have the blue techellet wrapped around the white threads.
The shawl-type rear is an original watercolour (watercolor) quilt design using over 400 different floral cotton fabrics cut into over 1,500 squares, arranged in an original design especially created to give the effect you see. The darkness is at the bottom and graually lightens as it rises up to the sky and the warmth of the sun.
The rear of the Tallit is lined with a fine cotton in a variety of yellow/gold tones.
The details of the design were discussed, at great length, with the future owner of the garment so that the owner's thoughts and feelings could be interpreted as accurately as possible.
Watercolour quilting is very time-consuming and uses a vast selection of different fabrics. 2001
Shawl-shaped tallitot are very comfortable to wear, stay on the wearer's shoulders without slipping, and have four right-angled corners according to tradition. The shawl-shaped tallitot can be created for male or female worshippers. Shawl-shaped Tallitot are appreciated by Officiants as well as Congregants.
Several are shown here to demonstrate the versatility of the style.
This page was last updated on: October 27, 2015
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Shawl-shaped Tallitot are comfortable, can be created to be artistically beautiful from the rear, while the wearer is facing the ark at services. The character of the wearer, or their interests, favourite parts of Tanach, or Siddur can be expressed. They always stay on the shoulders and no Tallit Clips are needed (which tear lovely fabrics ). Several, created by the TALLITmaaven are shown here. For more information, please contact the TALLITmaaven.
LEFT: Shawl-shaped tallit with Hebrew verses Exodus 39:24-25 embroidered in gold Hebrew on atarah. Pomegranates and gold bells embroidered around rear shawl. A stunning Statement. Contact TALLITmaaven. The photographed tallit is ready and could be shipped within 24 hours.
“And they made upon the hem of the robe pomegranates of blue and purple, and scarlet and twined linen. And they made bells of pure gold and put the bells between the pomegranates upon the hem of the robe, round and about the pomegranates.”
WOMAN OF VALOUR TALLIT
"Give her credit for the fruit of her labours and let her achievements praise her at the gates".
The craftsperson's favourite biblical quote is the last line of "Woman of Valour" and she wanted fruit around the rear of her tallit to represent the "fruit of her labour". Blac silk dupioi trimmed with black and white patterned silk is the basic construction. Seven fruits are appliqueed around the edges of the tallit. The quote, in Hebrew, above is colourfully embroidered onto the atarah. This tallit often solicits compliments when worn to services. To have a tallit created to represent your favourite biblical verse or siddur prayer, contact the TALLITmaaven.
ABOVE: Three views of a teale silk tallit embroidered with gold=coloured metallic thread with symbols representing Psalm 119:105. "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, And a light unto my path" is the inspiration for this amazing silk tallit for a British Rabbi, Several magen Davids, a menorah, a torah, and a shofar represent the wearer's chosen psalm. The collar/atarah is beaded lace with the Hebrew lettering embroidered in metallic gold thread.
Choose your favourite torah or haftorah portion, prayer, or saying, and let Marilyn the Tallitmaaven design a tallit, chuppah, challah cover or torah mantle expressing your feelings in fabric. Contact us today.
ABOVE: The gentleman in Northern New Jersey greatly appreciates the beauty of Frank Lloyd Wright's art and architecture. He wanted a "tree of life" tallit designed as he imagined Frank Lloyd Wright might have designed one if he had been given the opportunity. Above is the very special tallit. He is delighted that he no longer must wear tallit clips and ruin the front of his tallit as the shawl-shaped style stays on his shoulders.
ABOVE: Shawl-shaped tallit for a Bat Mitzvah in the San Francisco Bay area. She loved her Bobbye and fabrics used were from Bobbye's dresses. Bobbye always lit five candles for Shabbat, three large and two small, as above. The flowers above were taken from etchings on Bobbye's stone.
The front of the tallit has watercolour quilted design, and the atarah and pinot corners have fabrics from Bobbye's dresses.
What a meaningful tallit.
Shawl-shaped Tallit created for a gentleman who admires the art of the late Frank Lloyd Wright. This TREE of LIFE tallit was designed as the artist and purchaser imagine that Frank Lloyd Wright might have designed a TREE of LIFE. The tallit is purple silk with red silk atarah. The four pinot corners are silver and gold-embroidered magen Davids holding the traditional tzitziyot.