Note: All of the prices shown on our traditional black-striped tallit page are for a size 60. If you select a smaller size, the price shown will decrease, whereas if you select a larger size, the price shown will increase.
For many traditional tallit buyers, the various types of black-striped talleisim appear quite similar. To help our customers choose the right traditional wool tallit, here is a brief comparison.
Traditional Black-Striped Tallit Comparison Guide
Acrylan - As the name implies, the Acrylan is made of an acrylic fabric. This is a good option for those on a tight budget. It looks much like other traditional wool black-striped tallits, but has the Tzitzit Blessing on the atara (neckband) and decorated corner patches.
Prima A.A. - The time-tested traditional wool tallit design. The fabric is high-quality 100% wool. Comes with a standard white atara. To add a different atara, go to the Tallit Atara page.
Chatanim - Similar to the Prima A.A., but with a slightly denser weave, wool corner patches and stain-resistance fabric treatment.
Tashbetz - Box weave that resists slipping. Not shown above. Refer to our Lightweight Tallit page.
Hamefoar - Luxurious textured weave that also resists slipping, but smoother than the Tashbetz. Looks very similar to the age-old traditional tallit fabric.
Hamefoar Prestige - Similar fabric, but slightly heavier than Hamefoar. Comes with lining and sidebands which, combined with the slightly heavier fabric, lends Hamefoar Prestige a heftier feel. Striping pattern is darker and thicker. Features unique interlaced fringes.
Turkish - The Kmo Turkish features a heavyweight fabric and thick striping. The Echt Turkish is the heaviest traditional wool tallit made, and features unique, interlaced fringes. Both come with cotton lining and sidebands. Not shown above. Refer to our Chassidic Tallis page.
Black-Striped Traditional Tallit Comparison Table
24, 36, 45, 50, 55, 60
Blessing on atara, decorated corners
24, 36, 45, 50, 55, 60, 70, 80, 90
55, 60, 70, 80, 90
Dense weave, stain-resistant, wool corners
45, 50, 55, 60, 70
60, 70, 80
60, 70, 80
Supple weave, heavy striping, double-knotted fringes