In this project I researched the traditional jewish talit (a woven fringed rectangle shaped garment worn by religious men, and the teffilin (a small set of small black leather boxes containing scrolls of parchment inscribed with verses from the torah).
The tallit and teffilin are both worn while praying from the age of 13. The tallit is worn over the clothes and covers the top part of the body while the teffilin leather strips are wrapped around the hand fingers and head in circular motions in order to keep the boxes close and secured to the body while praying.
The top is hand woven, and combines different materials such as leather, wool and nylon, creating a asymmetrical stripe design that may appear as a design on the tallit.
The jacket is machine knitted and designed on “stoll” (knitting design software) and is draped in a rectangle shape, it is worn similarly to the tallit and is put on the body and kept on by putting the hands through the garment. The pants are made of faux leather and are laser cut on the hemline.