May 18, 2015

Clothing of the High Priest


After almost three years of work, I have finally finished the clothing of the High Priest. I hope to upload several videos in the next few months, but wanted to at least get these pictures up so people can see the final outcome. I will make a few more minor changes (such as a new crown with ancient Hebrew, possibly some new stones, gold leafing the bells, etc.) but it is close enough.

Full outfit on my paper-mache mannequin
Breastplate of the Jewish High Priest
Crown of the Jewish High Priest
Shoulder stone with 6 of the 12 tribes of Israel engraven on the stone

13 comments:

  1. Can I purchase the head wear? If so how much would it be?

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    1. Assuming you are talking about the turban, it is just a strip of long cloth wrapped around the head, so I don't sell that. As for the crown, I don't really sell them as they take quite a while to make.

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  2. Ok... Where can i purchase the cloth and the golden plate ?

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    1. The cloth is linen, cut into a strip. You can buy this at Joanns (you will have to cut it and hem it). The golden plate is made from a piece of red brass. You have to cut that down as well, engrave the letters, and then punch 2 holes in the side for the blue ribbon. Here is a link showing a few more details of how I made the crown. http://redeemer-of-israel.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-crown-of-jewish-high-priest.html

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  3. Do you sell the Breastplate, or at least instructions on how to make it, I have searched and searched for an ephod and breastplate to purchase with no luck, I may say your representations of the garments are terrific.

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    1. The main challenge is the stones. It took me six months to find someone to cut the first set, and then about a year for him to actually cut a set. I have found two others who have said they are willing to cut stones, but nothing yet. The cost also just for the stones is around $500-1000, let alone anything else. The fabric for the breastplate is not too difficult, but the ephod is quite a bit of work. I have considered selling, but it would be in the $1000s, which most people don't want to pay. The reason most people don't go to the effort I have is because of the time and cost.

      If you want to make your own, I have quite a bit of instructions on my blog. Just search for all of the posts with high priest and you can see the process for much of it. I am more than happy to fill in the gaps as well when you need advice on how to do something. If cost is not an issue, then I could put some prices together, but again, most people just don't want to pay for the actual time it takes to make.

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  4. What's the thickness of the red brass for the golden plate? And what tools did you have to use for cutting, and puncturing holes on sides?

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    1. Why don't you give me your email, and I can email you some of the notes (including links) to help with this. I'll delete your email from the comments once you post it. I think I can give you a lot more info that way.

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    2. I'll need to check on the red brass. I had to special order it from a company. I used metal sheers I got at HomeDepot to cut (make sure to buy smooth blade ones). I bought a large hole punching set on ebay from China to cut the hole for the crown.

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  5. How much would it cost for you to make one for me?

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    1. Not really selling mine at this point. It took me two years to make, so I'm not looking to commit to a project like that till I can figure a way to do it more effectively. I am looking for options, but even then, it still will likely be $6,000-$8,000. Sadly, it is a very time intense, and costly outfit.

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  6. Absolutely stunning!!! thank you for sharing these images. I am very interested in buying the breastplate. I would make one but I simply do not have the time at the moment. I am contently traveling and in service to the Lord. I will pay your price so that you can also make another and compensated for time. Praise be to the Most High God.

    Saintmelchizedek@gmail.com

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    1. Sorry, the breastplate is not for sale. I use it far too much, and it is far too valuable for me to sale.

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