Michael’s Tallit

This is the tallit that started it all.  Michael’s tallit is an interpretation of his parsha in B’Midbar. The body is a taupe dupioni with rust colored fringe and the design is appliqued silks and cotton batiks with embroidery and couching. The corners and atarah are royal blue.  The tallitot are rust wrapped in gold. The scene depicts many of the directions that were being given to us in the desert about the tabernacle: where to put the crimson cloth, the blue cloth, the dolphin skin, etc. And since the tabernacle was made from an acacia tree, I decided to put an acacia tree into the scene. Who knew that creating this one tallit would lead to creating any others!