I have been told by some friends of Scottish ancestry that a proper kilt is not sewn closed in the form in which it is worn, rather it is a single long piece of fabric which is held in place with a belt. Taking this into account, as well as the fact that its smaller dimension is larger than one amah, it would seem to require tzitzit.

My question here is two-fold:

  1. Would a kilt require tzitzit to be worn?
  2. According to the opinion of the Rambam, what colour would the strings be, considering the tartan pattern?
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    I remember an article that a multicolored garment uses white tzitzis because there is no "main" color for the string to match. Dec 1, 2015 at 17:06
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    @DoubleAA, two are visible, two are covered Dec 1, 2015 at 18:00
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    @NoachmiFrankfurt And where on the body is each located?
    – Double AA
    Dec 1, 2015 at 18:08
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    @DoubleAA, two are by the waist, two by the knee. I should probably mention that I've never really learned hilchot tzitzit. Dec 1, 2015 at 18:11
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    Is it wrapped around the body repeatedly in a spiral, like paper towels or toilet paper? (That's the picture I'm getting from your words.) cc @DoubleAA
    – msh210
    Dec 1, 2015 at 20:16


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