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The Torah commands Jews to, in the event one is wearing a four cornered garment, to wear Tzitzit, with includes an essential ingredient: a Psil Techeiles. While the definitions of Psil and Techeiles are open to debate, and whether one pronounces/spells it as Techeiles, Tekhelet, Techelet, or  Tcheiles, the general consensus is that it’s a string or strings of biblical blue. This blue color is sourced by a mysterious sea creature called a Chilazon.

The most popular form of Techeiles today is sourced from the murex trunculus snail. This is the main Techeiles that’s being sold on this site.

Blue Fringes is proud to offer these strings exclusively and locally for the first time. No waiting time, competitive prices, and quality service.


We offer unbeatable prices with the convenience of picking up the strings locally. Prices are in CAD.
Murex string sets starting at $54.99. Begadim starting at $18. Tying starting at $25.


Archeology is a funny thing in that a lot of unknowns and skepticism remains, so this isn’t meant to be conclusive evidence. It’s meant to attempt to support historical assertions of Techeiles in Tzitzis though.

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    Exodus 25:4 — וּתְכֵ֧לֶת וְאַרְגָּמָ֛ן וְתוֹלַ֥עַת Exodus 26:1 — שֵׁ֣שׁ מָשְׁזָ֗ר וּתְכֵ֤לֶת וְאַרְגָּמָן֙ וְתֹלַ֣עַת Exodus 26:4 — וְעָשִׂ֜יתָ לֻֽלְאֹ֣ת תְּכֵ֗לֶת עַ֣ל שְׂפַ֤ת Exodus 26:31 — וְעָשִׂ֣יתָ פָרֹ֗כֶת תְּכֵ֧לֶת וְאַרְגָּמָ֛ן וְתוֹלַ֥עַת… [...]

    מס’ שאלה 18552   א. והרי יש קושיה חזקה מאוד על הרמב”ם? -בעירובין צו: ‘המוצא תכלת בשוק’ דמספקינן האם נצבעו לשם ציצית או ללבושים אחרים, ואם כהרמב”ם ליכא ספיקא כלל,… [...]

    In Petronius’ Cena Trimalchionis, Trimalchio chides his slaves Philar-gyrus and Carius, ‘you are such terrible fans of the Greens.’ [Petron. Sat.70.] The use of color in games, which is reflected in… [...]

    BLUE vs GREEN. Passion and politics in the Roman circus….. – Antonia Senior

    What did Nero and Caligula have in common, besides being murderous megalomaniacs? Both were ardent Greens. In Constantinople some 500 years later, Justinian and his wife Theodora were passionate Blues.… [...]


    By Gavriel Horan | DECEMBER 11, 2018 Looking for the chilazon off the coast of Greece. Film director Chananya Kramer (center) with Rabbi Yitzchok Elchonon Zak (left) and Rabbi Yechezkel… [...]

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