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The History of the Turkish Tallit
These Turkish tallits became a sought-after commodity in various Jewish communities, particularly in Chassidic circles.
In 2008 it was found that Turkish tallits could no longer be safely assumed to be free of linen and therefore require rabbinic supervision like other tallits.
Echt Turkish vs. Kmo Turkish
Today two types of Turkish tallits are available. The Echt Turkish Tallit (“genuine Turkish prayer shawl”) is made from Tunisian wool, whose dense weave makes it the heaviest traditional wool tallit found. The Kmo Tallit (“faux”) employs the same design, pattern and features as authentic Turkish tallits, but uses a somewhat lighter weave of wool.
Both the Echt and the Kmo often feature unique double-knotted fringes along the edges. They are sometimes sold without an atara, because many Chassidim who opt for the Turkish or Kmo tallit have a special, ornate atara sewn on.
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I wanted my first tallit to be special and I know that I have found it with the echt turkish tallit. I love it's weight, it's size and all the extra's that I had added. I have to mention the shipping speed also ( three thumbs ) and I only have two hands, great job.
Je cherchais un talith à la fois beau et sobre : le talith Echt Turkish est exactement ce qu'il me fallait ! Avec sa laine d'excellente qualité au tissage fin et assez dense, il a du corps et son est poids en conséquence, tout en restant raisonnable selon moi. Par des températures, on préférera toutefois une version plus légère. Agrémenté de l'atara de laine tissée main noir-blanc-argent disponible aussi sur ce site - qui lui ajoute encore un peu plus de consistance et de noblesse, je ne reçois que des compliments.
Je peux recommander ce talith et j'en profite pour remercier Ben, qui a su répondre avec patience et diligence par mail à toutes mes questions.
A beautiful great quality tallit. Thank you.
Purchased this tallit a couple of years ago. It still looks new! I get a lot of compliments because this is a stunning tallit, in a good way. Folks know you mean business when you show up wearing this. I also added the highest quality tzitzits and they are still like new.
Bens shop was gracious in keeping me informed about every step as I bugged them, the Tallit is excellent condition everything I had ordered done to perfection no question of kosher. beautiful work
Very good quality! Service was impeccable. Would definitely use Ben’s Tallit in the future.
I was very impressed with this tallit. It is beautiful and the weave is superb. I have to say, that was the fastest shipping from Israel I have EVER experienced. It left the 15th and was delivered on the 18th. I will be doing business with Ben's Tallit Shop again for myself, friends, and family. Thanks, Ben!
Apres de nombreuses discussions avec le vendeur, je ne regrette pas l'achat de ce tallit qui est d'excellente facture.
On sent que c'est de la qualité
par contre ceux qui ne supportent pas un peu de poids sur les epaules, passer votre chemin!
L'atara est amovible et fixée avec des boutons pression plastic
a voir a l'usage.
Un tres bel achat.
The talit is great