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Obj. ID: 39367
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Tallit Katan, Czech Republic, circa 1850

© Gross Family Collection, Photographer: Bar Hama, Ardon, -

The following description was prepared by William Gross:

The tallit katan ("small tallit") is a fringed garment traditionally worn either under or over one’s clothing by Jewish males. It is a poncho-like garment with a hole for the head and special twined and knotted fringes known as tzitzit attached to its four corners. The requirements regarding the fabric and fringes of a tallit katan are the same as that of a full tallit. Generally a tallit katan is made of wool or cotton.

This is an example of the type of Jewish ritual item often found in the Genizas of central Europe. Because it was a piece of clothing, it often became worn out, but as a holy item it could not be thrown away, but rather put into the Genizah of the local community. This is a tallit katan, the "Tzitzit" in the small size worn by a child. It is fashioned in an open crochet, and still contains some remains of the "Tzitzit". Crocheted into the textiles is the form of a magen David on both the front and back sides.

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Tallit Katan | Unknown
Object Detail
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Date
circa 1850
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Knitted cotton in crochet technique,
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Length: 68 cm, Width: 21 cm,
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