March 18, 2014

High Priest Ephod and girdle

After nearly 10 months of work (off and on), I have finally finished the ephod (the apron-like part) and girdle (or waistband) of the high priest. This was one of the most challenging aspects of the priestly clothing because of the unique aspect of the fabric. According to the Bible, the cloth was to be made of red, purple, blue, white, and gold threads (see Exodus 28:6-8). Needless to say, you don't just walk into Jo-Ann Fabrics and ask for Jewish High Priest cloth! Below are a few pictures of the various parts of the project.

Loomed fabric for the high priest ephod
Closeup of the loomed fabric of the ephod
The belt tassels and ephod of the high priest
High priest belt (or girdle) which is sewn to the ephod
Looming the ephod

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful. I am amazed at God's descriptions and specs of exactly what He wants with the entire business of the Tabernacle and all the accessories. He is a Master of all crafts. It makes it very clear to me that the first 5 books of the Bible were out of God's mouth to Moses's ears.