Precious Heirlooms can also create a one-of-a-kind Tallis for you.
Precious Heirlooms creates magnificent, personalized tallitot combining tradition with a contemporary look.
Your choice of style, color, and fabric fashioned to your personal taste and made from the finest silks, wools as well as other exotic fabrics found from all over the world, allows us to customize a tallis specifically for you.
One of the features that sets Precious Heirlooms apart from other designers is our unique ability to integrate components from an antique tallit creating a meaningful new heirloom. Your family's heritage can further enhance this heirloom with the inclusion of names of important family members.
About the Tallit טלית
The Tallit is the shawl (in Yiddish: tallis, plural: tallitot) worn by Jews during prayer. It is put on during the weekday morning when personal prayers are chanted, during the Sabbath and on Holidays. Tallitot range in size and shape from very large traditional (shoulder to floor) type garments to some narrower.
What turns a mere cloth into a talllit is the addition of the TzItziot or Tzitzit. They are the knotted strings that are placed in the 4 corners of each prayer shawl. These strings must be woven with the intent of being used on a tallit in order to be Kosher, and are strung in a pattern of knots and wraps.
In biblical times a blue thread was intertwined within the tzitzit called Tekhelet. At some point in time, the formula from which the dye was created to dye the string was lost and therefore; the Rabbis of old discontinued the practice. Recently scientists have claimed that the formula used then has been found and some again are enhancing their tallitot with the blue thread.
The Atarah עטרה
The Atarah (neckpiece) is sewn on the tallit so that one can recognize the top (crown) of the tallis.
On the neckpiece, you have a choice of not just the traditional prayer to "enwrap oneself" in a tallit, but of more spiritual, meaningful phrases, to touch one's soul. And, for a small additional fee, one may also choose a phrase i.e. from a Torah reading, a psalm or your favorite Hebrew quote. However, no quote is required.