Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tallis Reconnection

A friend of mine got a commission to create a tallis, or prayer shawl, for a girl's Bat Mitzvah.

Since my son had his Bar Mitzvah just over nine years ago, my friend asked for some information on the size etc. of his tallis.

So today I went digging and found the woven bag in which it is stored. I unrolled it and realized that it needed to be ironed...or at least have a bit of looking after.

The tallis was woven by another friend and I did the embroidery on the collar.

It's interesting to me that even nine years ago I had a deep connection with the hamsa symbol.

The Star of David has the Hebrew word Chai which means life.

It was nice reconnecting with this ceremonial piece. I'll be curious to see how the commissioned tallis created by my quilt artist friend turns out.

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