A Problem of Iconography
The atara/neckband of Joshua's tallit is to be made out of the central part of a belt that was made out of units of Hmong work. I have seen lots of this work which is made by the Hmong of Cambodia. Their traditional handwork is a combination of reverse applique and embroidery. I have never seen the work done on such a refined scale. It's a really beautiful piece.
I added a foil lined yellow glass bead to the center. The crosses seem less cross-like but the center seems too weak against the neighboring red panels.