This is a very beautiful tallit, and it even got some compliments at services! The fabric is very lightweight, and the overall width is narrower than I expected. That's on me though; I should have verified the dimensions. The entire tallit is a single piece of fabric - collar and corners are part of the painted design. Overall a great option, but I'll probably be looking for another tallit to compliment my lineup and help keep me warm in the frozen sanctuary.