Master weaver Carine Kleiman has been handweaving custom tallitot for nearly two decades. Shizre Kodesh, a family business which has specialized in creating custom, hand woven tallit designs for over two generations, produces a unique range of tallit designs. Each tallit is hand woven in pure wool on traditional looms from Jerusalem.
Jerusalem Tallit was established in 1985 by master weaver Carine Kleiman in the Arts and Crafts Lane, Khutzot Hayozer, Jerusalem, as part of her father, Georges Goldstein's tapestry studio. Carine made Aliyah from Paris, France in 1961 when her father was invited by the Israeli government to set up the first weaving Atelier in the north of the country. From an early age, Carine was surrounded by an atmosphere of art, design and weaving and completed her apprenticeship as a tapestry weaver.
In 1985, Carine was given an opportunity to continue the weaving of Rabbi Roger Kahn who trained her in the art of weaving tightly woven tallitot in pure wool. Carine continued some of Rabbi Kahn's designs and soon expanded and added new creations under the Studio name Jerusalem Tallit.
Carine's artist's eye for color will enable you to create your own unique personal design or to wear one of her designs with joy.
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