Kutonet (Tunic)

Kutonet (Tunic)

Kutonet (Tunic)

The Kutonet is one of the four items of the Bigdei Kehuna (priestly clothing) that the Kohen (Priest) wears during his service. It is similar to a white dress and is made of linen. Each string is made of six smaller strings twisted together. The body of the kutonet and the sleeves are woven separately and after all pieces are complete, the sleeves are sewn to the tunic. The kutonet reaches just above the ankle and the sleeves extend to the palms of the hands. As the lengths are extremely exact, each Kohen was measured and received a tailored kutonet to match his height. Some say that the Kohen received two kutonot, while others hold that each Kohen was only given one.

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