Tallith katan for a boy
Object Place: Europe
39 x 47.5 cm (15 3/8 x 18 11/16 in.) average length of tassel 33 cm
Medium or Technique
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Undergarment (prayer shawl worn under clothes) worn by Orthodox male Jews. Rectangular piece of blue satin lined with pinkish-orange taffeta with opening cut for neck. The neck and lower corners embroidered with tarnished metal (originally gold and silver) thread in satin stitch, with an edging of tarnished gold bobbin lace. Embroidery alike on both sides. Looped through the center of each flower in the four lower corners are four silk cords, knotted and bound in the upper portion in buttonhole stitch, forming a kind of tassel. Similar piece with cap to match formerly on exhibit in Cluny Museum. See Notes on collection for information on use.
Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman