The Tallit (prayer shawl) is one of Judaism’s most recognizable emblems. The simple fringed cloth permeates Judaism: it epitomizes the synagogue experience, served as the original chuppah (marriage canopy), morning prayers, bar mitzvah, and even inspired the flag of the modern State of Israel.
Tallit is a special shawl, which is used for prayer in Judaism. In the ancient times tallit was also used as a part of the traditional clothing, but sooner men started to use it exclusively for prayer.
Traditionally tallit is made of natural materials: wool, cotton or silk. Modern manufacturers also use synthetic materials and decorated tallit with traditional symbols and ornaments.
Tallit is of rectangular shape and has four tassels on the corners, which should be held in arms during the prayer.