The border of his garment (tou kraspedou tou imatiou). The hem or fringe of a garment, a tassel or tuft hanging from the edge of the outer garment according to Numbers 15:38 . It was made of twisted wool. Jesus wore the dress of other people with these fringes at the four corners of the outer garment. The Jews actually counted the words Jehovah One from the numbers of the twisted white threads, a refinement that Jesus had no concern for. This poor woman had an element of superstition in her faith as many people have, but Jesus honours her faith and cures her.