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So, I'll admit.

I still use that frilly pink tallit from my bat mitvah (even though as an adult I dislike pink), and until recently my husband had to use the ugly loaners at the shul. Now that problem is solved. Isn't it time that you too got a tallit that was not only yours, but fit your personality?

This is a custom 100% silk hand-painted tallit. From afar it looks very proper and traditional. The full tallit blessing is written clearly in Hebrew calligraphy on the collar--so no more need to pretend that you remember when you put on your tallit. When you get up close you'll see subtle gold and white pearlescent stamped gears on the fabric, and detailed geared mechanisms on the corners near the tzitzit (fringes). The tzitzit are kosher and tied in the traditional 7,8,11,13 pattern. The tallit comes with a matching protective tallit bag (not shown).

The tallit is made of sand washed satin silk and painted with a soft flexible permanent silk paint. It can be ironed at the silk setting, and hand washed. The collar and tiztzit corners are reinforced with high end stiffener fabric, of the sort that expensive ties use, so that your tallit collar (atara) will never crinkle or fold during the wash or wear.

Your tallit will be custom made for you with the design and size you want. When ordering, specify the design (gears, or other theme of your choice), length & width. Convo for detailed instructions on how to measure & estimate the size of your tallit.

Why gears?
This tallit was made by an engineer-artist for a mechanical engineer...but not just an engineer, but one who chose the name "Aholiav" and would love to spend the majority of his days working on cars or pretending to be a lumberjack. In the biblical story regarding the building of the tabernacle, an artisan Bezalel is mentioned dozens of times in the design and construction of the building, while this other guy Aholiav is mentioned once or twice. From this the lumberjack has concluded that Bezalel was obviously the project manager who got all the credit, and Aholiav ws the engineer who did all the work. And this engineer deserved a subtle tallit with perfectly nerdy gears.

What kind of tallit can I make for you?

Come back soon for matching sand-cast gear tallit clips.

Interested in making your own tallit, and just want to buy the atara (collar)? Convo me for details.

Silk Tallit with Gears and Mechanisms --Traditional from afar, pleasantly nerdy up close (made to order)

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: silk, tzitzit
  • Made to order
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 12 reviews
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