The tallit is one of most popular Jewish Gifts and it is given traditionally to boys before their Bar Mitzva. A tallit is a Jewish prayer shawl with knotted fringes or tzitziot attached to the corners of the garment on each of the four sides. A tallit (or talit / talith) is also called a tallis (or talis) and is often made from lamb's wool or a combination of pure wool and other types of kosher fibers, but it may also be made from lightweight silk or acrylic fabric as well. The designs on the shawls come in a wide variety of colors and styles and may also include decorative images or blessings in printed patterns or embroidered designs.