Atara (Hebrew: “cornice”, “coping”) – a wide strip decorating the upper edge of the tallit; silvery or golden in colour, it takes the form of a goldwork pattern incorporating scales or rosettes. In Poland, the so-called Hasidic ornament (palmettes with braided borders), characteristic for the embroiders from Sasiv (the largest centre manufacturing ataras) specialising in goldwork enjoyed considerable popularity.

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