Leo’s “Around the World” tallit

Leo’s theme for his Bar Mitzvah was “around the world”, and he chose flags from sixteen different countries to decorate his tallit. I printed them out onto fabric, sewed them onto 2 gold dupioni silk panels, and couched gold thread around them. The gold panels were outlined with a deep purple silk dupioni border. This all looked quite stunning on the off white dupioni silk body. Along with his Hebrew name and the date of his Bar Mitzvah, he had 2 embroidered globes on the corners, and a quote from the Dali Lama on his atarah.