tallit sets – mens
Description:Traditional tallit stripes with or without a Magen David on the back.The custom of the Tallit stripes is a way of commemorating the Torah commandment, “to attach one blue thread to the Tzitzit”. The blue colour, “Techelet”, was made from the fluid of a sea creature called the “Chilazon. The secret of techelet was lost to us when the Jewish dyers went underground after the Romans (who conquered Israel in 63 BCE) seized control of its usage.Whilst the Magen David is the primary modern emblem of Judaism, no one is really sure of its history. Legend has it that the emblem was used by King David (hence the name Magen David, or shield of David). However, it was not until the middle ages, that it began to appear on flags, tombstones, and synagogue decorations. Also at that time, the symbol was important to the flourishing kabbalistic tradition. Kabbalistically, the hexagram symbolizes the six directions of space, so that God rules over the universe and protects us from all six directions – North, South, East, West, Up and Down.
Materials: Pure silk – off-white ‘Double Fuji’ with light blue Shantung silk collar (atarah) and corners
Dimensions: 53 cm x 176 cm
Cost: AUD $275.00 (GST incl) includes matching tallit bag
Trope & Stripes
Description: Based on the concept of tallit stripes with a repeat motif of Jewish cantillation (or the Trope) markings. An elegant and sophisticated tallit with gold and silver decoration.
Materials: Pure silk – off-white ‘Double Fuji’ with silver Shantung silk collar (atarah) and corners
Dimensions: either half width - 53 cm x 176 cm; or full size 110 cm x 184 cm – larger size pictured below
Cost: Half width: AUD $250.00 (GST incl) includes matching tallit bag; Full width: AUD $395.00 (GST incl) includes matching tallit bag
We will customise a design and size to your specifications, please contact us!Here are some examples… sizes and costs vary
Design inspired by African and Australian landscapes, animals and plants – includes the White Oryx and Wattle.
The Cantor’s Tallit – repeat motif of trope / cantillation symbolsincorporated into the traditional stripes.