Tallit for Men/Women
Thou shalt make thee twisted cords upon the four corners of thy coverings, wherewith thou coverest thyself.” (Deuteronomy 22:12)
Commissioning a Custom Tallit:
Each tallit I make is one-of-a-kind and made of silk, lightweight wool crepe or another suitable fabric. The process begins with a client’s vision and we work together over time to bring our combined ideas together. Some decisions are made quickly; others take more time.
I have thousands of embroidery designs in inventory and, if necessary, I can have your custom artwork digitized for embroidery. Additional fees will apply but I will give you the quote before any work is done. Once the design, fabrics and cost have been agreed upon, I will prepare a color drawing to show the layout of the elements. A 50% deposit will be required before I purchase fabrics and trims.
If you are considering a custom tallit, please allow a minimum of 6-8 weeks as I often have many projects going at one time.
I am often asked the price of a tallit but it is impossible to quote without knowing what the fabric, style or complexity of the finished garment will be. Many are pieced silk that involve many hours of labor. My minimum price is $350; most tallit sets, which include a coordinating tallit bag and kippah, are in the $375-$400 range.
Blessing for putting on a tallit:
Ba-ruch a-ta A-do-nai e-lo-hey-nu me-lech
ha-o-lam, a-sher kid-sha-nu b’mitz-vo-tav
v’tzi-va-nu l’hi-ta-tayf ba-tzi-tzit
Blessed are you, Lord our God, Sovereign of the Universe, who has sanctified
us with God’s commandments and commanded us to wrap ourselves in fringes.